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IV Therapy Summit: Extravasation: Improving Practice and Patient Safety

Fri, 11 Oct 2024

Hallam Conference Centre, London, OR Virtual, Online

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This conference focuses on improving practice and patient safety to reduce Extravasation Injury, ensuring front line clinicians are aware of the risk of extravasation and how to recognise, treat and escalate extravasation injuries when they do occur.

Extravasation can cause blistering, tissue necrosis and loss of parts of the limb or even death.

Andrew Barton, Chair, NIVAS & Nurse Consultant in Vascular Access and IV Therapy, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, May 2023

Extravasation is not just a chemotherapy complication. Infiltration is the leaking of a fluid or medication into extravascular tissue from an intravenous device. Infiltration of high fluid volumes can cause nerve compression and compartment syndrome. Extravasation injury results when the solution is a vesicant which leaks into the extravascular space, where the medication or fluid itself causes damage to the tissues. The damage can increase the longer the vesicant is within the tissues.

Andrew Barton, Chair, NIVAS & Nurse Consultant in Vascular Access and IV Therapy, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, May 2023

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to reduce Extravasation Injury

  • Learn from outstanding practice in recognizing, treating and escalating extravasation  injury

  • Reflect on national developments and learning

  • Ensure vesicants are administered in the safest way 

  • Develop your skills in training frontline staff to recognize evolving injuries 

  • Understand how you can implement preventative measures

  • Identify key strategies for improvement 

  • Educate patients to raise alarm and improve consent procedures 

  • Develop protocols to support practice

  • Understand the role and competencies of the NHS trust lead for extravasation

  • Ensure effective treatment, and early intervention in severe wounds 

  • Learn from case studies in cancer, maternity, radiology and paediatrics 

  • Ensure you are up to date with the latest legal cases 

  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice

  • Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

Speakers include:

Mr Andrew Barton

Nurse Consultant IV Therapy and Vascular Access
Frimley Health NHS Foundation 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 Sarah Jane 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

NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector



Voluntary sector & charities



Commercial organisations



Virtual NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector



Virtual Voluntary sector & charities



Virtual Commercial organisations



(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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