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IV Therapy Summit 2020: Difficult Venous Access, Reducing Complications & Improving Practice with Uncompliant Patients

This Conference is now Closed

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This conference focuses on IV access: difficult venous access, reducing 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 be focusing on IV associated complications and practicalities of troubleshooting vascular access issues including effective PICC/Midline placement and maintenance 

“Many healthcare professionals have been involved with patients who were unable to cooperate with IV therapy and vascular access procedures. The uncompliant patient in healthcare is perhaps the most challenging aspect of this clinical specialism. Learning strategies to help the patient feel more involved and supported is key.”

Andrew Barton, Chair, NIVAS & Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Vascular Access and IV Therapy Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, June 2019

“Non-compliance in a treatment regime can bring many challenges. In outpatient antimicrobial therapy, non-compliance can bring an array of difficulties not seen in the general hospital population.”

Fiona Nadin, Clinical Nurse Specialist OPAT, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, February 2019

This conference will enable you to:

  • Learn from outstanding practice in managing difficult venous access
  • Reflect on national developments and learning
  • The 2019 revised RCN standards for infusion therapy –what has changed? 
  • 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 uncompliant patient groups including 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
  • Understand patient suitability and assessment for OPAT
  • 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
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

PLUS: There will be an opportunity to hear from Pentland Medical in the pre-conference supplier showcase session

Jan Hitchcock

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

Mr Andrew Barton


Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience away from their workplace in an intimate environment 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, whether it be a sponsored session, or an exhibition stand, 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 face to face 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.

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