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IV Therapy and Vascular Access

News and presentations from todays conference focusing on IV access: managing uncompliant patients, and patients with difficult venous access.

IV Therapy and vascular access devices
Jackie Nicholson,
Global Committee Member, World Congress on Vascular Access, Nurse Consultant Vascular Access, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Pre Event Abstract
The aim of this session is to give an overview of the innovations, developments and research in vascular access. There have been some ground breaking innovations and developments that have changed the way that vascular access practitioners operate. Much that has been developed over the last 10 years has now become mainstream practice and this is in large due to the body of literature and evidence that has been developed to support these new practices. An outline of the main developments will be given along with an opportunity to discuss how these innovations may help in service development.
Full PowerPoint Presentation

Meeting National Standards & CQC Key Lines of Enquiry for SAFE IV infusion therapy
Jackie Portsmouth,
Consultant Nurse, Infection Prevention and Control, BUPA Cromwell Hospital, Project Board Member, RCN Standard for Infusion Therapy
Jackie is currently employed as the Infection Prevention and Control Nurse Consultant at Bupa Cromwell Hospital in London. Prior to this she worked in the NHS. Jackie has worked in Infection Prevention and Control for nearly 20 years and remembers the arrival of Control Assurance Standards one of the first systems introduced nationally to ensure that  healthcare organisations were delivering safe care to patients.
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Considering the uncompliant patient: a four-step approach
Andrew Barton, Chair,
NIVA, Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Vascular Access and IV Therapy, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
Pre Event Abstract
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. This presentation will endeavour to help healthcare practitioners to think differently about Vascular access in clinical practice.
Full PowerPoint Presentation

Can uncompliant patients be covered by OPAT?
Fiona Nadin,
Clinical Nurse Specialist OPAT, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
Pre Event Abstract
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. Exploring the issues of assessing for, working with and managing non-compliance in OPAT is considered and illustrated in case studies. Effective line securement to maintain compliance is reviewed. Future developments in OPAT are also discussed and applied to working with OPAT patients.
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