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IV Therapy Summit 2022: Difficult Venous Access, Reducing Complications & Improving Practice with Uncompliant Patients

Friday 9 Dec 2022

Hallam Conference Centre, London, OR Virtual, Online

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“Ensuring safe vascular access is a fundamental part of the care of many hospital patients with up to 90% of inpatients requiring intravenous access for delivery of fluids, medication and/or blood sampling. Yet 35–50% of peripheral vascular catheters do not meet their intended dwell time, largely due to complications which can cause delays in treatment and patient discharge.”

The Benefits of a Nursing Led Vascular Access Service Team: A White Paper to outline a standardised structure and approach for the NHS to deliver vascular access services in every hospital NIVAS June 2022

This conference focuses on IV Therapy: Improving Patient Safety and will provide delegates with practical strategies and advice to manage difficult venous access, reduce complications and improving practice with uncompliant patients. Difficulties in IV access due to individual patient factors or patients with difficult venous access often lead to repeated failed attempts which can result in delayed diagnosis and treatment. The conference will also focusing IV associated complications and practicalities of troubleshooting vascular access issues including effective PICC/Midline placement and maintenance.

This conference will enable you to:

  • Learn from outstanding practice in improving patient safety in IV therapy
  • Network with delegates leading IV Therapy services 
  • Develop effective strategies for troubleshooting access, complications and difficult IV access patients
  • Reflect on national developments and learning during the pandemic 
  • Explore how a Human Factors approach can help to design out errors and make doing the right thing easier
  • Improve the way you work with difficult to access patient groups including cancer patients, people with learning disabilities, children, IV drug users and people with needle phobia
  • Develop your skills in reducing IV associated complications: Understanding and reducing  infusion related infection and medical adhesive related skin injuries (MARSI)
  • Ensure effective PICC/Midline placement including the use of Ultrasound guided vascular access
  • Learn from experienced practitioners in setting up and delivering an effective rapid response service 
  • Understand how you can improve vessel health and maintenance
  • Developing a practical and consistent approach to trouble shooting vascular access issues
  • Identify key strategies for improving success rates in vascular access
  • Ensure you are up to date with the latest evidence
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

“For many patients, the placement of a vascular access device or the process of taking a blood sample is the only invasive procedure they will experience when in hospital. This can be a difficult or a stressful process if the patient has difficult vascular access. For some patients vascular access can be traumatic and extremely painful. The true number of patients with difficult intravenous access is unclear because there is no national reporting of this complication. Poor venous access can lead to a number of complications associated with the number of attempts made to gain IV access and the quality of the device/vein situation after insertion.”

Andrew Barton, Chair, NIVAS & Nurse Consultant in Vascular Access and IV Therapy, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust June 2022

Chair & Speakers Include

Dr Maya Guerrero

Mr Andrew Barton

Chair, NIVAS and Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Vascular Access and IV Therapy Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

Jan Hitchcock

Vascular Access Lead Nurse, Infection Prevention & Control
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Getting to the Venue

Hallam Conference Centre, Cavendish Venues, 44 Hallam St, London W1W 6JJ
By rail:
Marylebone, Euston and Kings Cross St Pancras Stations are all within 10 minutes taxi rides or alternatively 15 minutes by Underground. Paddington Station (which has a direct link to Heathrow every 15 minutes) is 20 minutes walk or 10 minutes in a taxi.
By road:
There is on-street parking nearby, see: Parking in Westminster for more information. The nearest NCP car park is at 6-7 Weymouth Mews. Please note that this venue is within the Congestion Charge zone.
Venue Map

Fee Options

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Virtual, Online

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(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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