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IV Therapy Summit: Difficult Venous Access & Improving Practice with Uncompliant Patients

This Conference is now Closed

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This conference focuses on IV access: managing uncompliant patients, and patients with difficult venous access. 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.

“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
  • 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 vein assessment
  • Understand patient suitability and assessment for OPAT
  • Understand how you can improve vessel health and preservation
  • 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.
100% of delegates at our previous conference on this subject would recommend it to a colleague

Mr Andrew Barton

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

Jackie Nicholson

Nurse Consultant Vascular Access
St George's University Hospitals 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 Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

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