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Advancing IV Therapy: Improving quality and safety Including effective IV Therapy at home (OPAT)

Thursday 7 December 2017
Manchester Conference Centre,, Manchester

Advancing IV Therapy: Improving quality and safety Including effective IV Therapy at home (OPAT)

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“Many patients admitted to hospital or in receipt of health care in the other settings, including their own homes, will become recipients of one or more infusion therapies at some stage. Total parenteral nutrition (TPN), cancer chemotherapy and other infusion therapies are increasingly delivered in community settings, reflecting the changing approach to care delivery/ commissioning and patient choice. These initiatives, alongside the development of outpatient and home delivered parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OHPAT), has led to the need for greater flexibility to meet patients, clinical and lifestyle needs.” RCN December 2016

This one day national conference focuses on advancing IV Therapy including implementing the December 2016 revised RCN Standards for Infusion Therapy and monitoring adherence to the NICE Guideline and Quality Standards for IV Therapy. The conference will focus on improving quality and safety of both inpatient IV Therapy and delivering effective IV therapy at home (OPAT).

The conference will provide an opportunity to:
• understand the latest evidence in IV Therapy including innovations, developments and research
• share experiences and learning with other colleagues around advancing IV Therapy Practice
• self assess and improve your local guidance for delivering IV Therapy
• understand the implications of the revised RCN guidance, and adherence to the NICE National Quality Standard
• explore best practice with regard to developing an IV fluid management plan for every patient
• facilitate the effective training of Junior Doctors in Fluid Balance and Prescribing of IV Fluids
• understand how to effectively set up and deliver effective OPAT services including avoiding hospital admission by providing IV Therapy treatment within a patient’s home, developing the competence and skills of the OPAT team, and understanding and reflecting on decision making with regard to patient suitability and referral criteria for OPAT
• learn from IV therapy incidents and improve your skills in the investigation of IV therapy incidents thought an extended barrister facilitated session

100% of delegates at our previous IV Therapy conference would recommend the event to a colleague


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