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IV Therapy Summit: Infiltration & 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 Infiltration and Extravasation Injury through prevention, early recognition and treatment. Through national updates and case studies the conference will support you to understand the risk of extravasation and how to prevent, recognise, treat and escalate extravasation injuries when they do occur. Chaired by Andrew Barton Nurse Consultant IV therapy & Vascular access NIVAS Chair, the conference will open with an update on implementing and ensuring adherence to the February 2024  Infiltration and Extravasation toolkit to improve practice.

"The advantages of intravenous therapy include improved patient outcomes and survival due to constant drug bioavailability and consistent therapeutic drug levels in the blood. Unfortunately, the use of intravenous therapies is not without risk. While the benefits of using intravenous therapy usually outweighs such risks, it is necessary for all staff involved with such therapies to have sound knowledge of potential complications. ..Occasionally the administration of IV therapies can go wrong. Infiltration and Extravasation is a complication whereby the drug or IV therapy leaks into the tissues surrounding the vascular access device. Extravasation is often associated with chemotherapy agents; however nonchemotherapy drugs have been reported as having a greater risk of serious complications. Extravasation may cause serious and often life changing injuries. This tool kit is designed to highlight the risks of infiltration and extravasation and facilitate healthcare organisations to implement best practice to improve patient safety and experience.”

Andrew Barton Nurse Consultant IV therapy & Vascular access NIVAS Chair, Infiltration and Extravasation A toolkit to improve practice February 2024

“From 1 April 2011 until 31 March 2021 NHS Resolution received 444 claims relating to extravasation injuries. Of those 444 claims, 138 remain open, 197 have settled with damages paid and 109 have closed with nil damages. This has cost the National Health Service (NHS) 15.6 million pounds. This includes payment for claimant legal costs, NHS legal costs and damages.”

NHS Resolution Infiltration and Extravasation A toolkit to improve practice February 2024

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

  • Implement and ensure adherence to the 2024 Infiltration and Extravasation toolkit to improve practice

  • Develop your skills in prevention, early recognition and treatment

  • 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.

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Fee Options

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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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