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IV Therapy and vascular access devices: A national and international update
Jackie Nicholson 
Global Committee Member World Congress on Vascular Access & Nurse Consultant Vascular Access St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
From a background in intensive care nursing, Jackie has now spent over 10 years specialising in the field of intravenous (IV) therapy and vascular access. In 2006, Jackie set up a PICC insertion service at a district general hospital which saw significant reductions in length of stay and central venous catheter related bloodstream infections. During the next 7 years Jackie was involved in the introduction of many service improvements with a particular focus on the care and management of vascular access devices in the acute hospital and community setting. In 2011 Jackie was elected to the board of the National Infusion and Vascular Access Society (NIVAS). In 2013 Jackie took up the post of Nurse Consultant in Vascular Access at a London teaching hospital and in 2014 was elected as the chair of NIVAS. On completion of her term as NIVAS Chair Jackie then took up a role as a global committee member for the World Congress on Vascular Access (WoCoVA).
Jackie - speaking at the conference this morning, talked about tip locatation and new technology to aid to peripheral cannulation, as well as infection and and new ways of delivering community IV Therapy​.
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Understanding and reducing infusion related infection 
Sue Rowlands
IV Resource Team Lead, Royal Wolverhampton, NHS Foundation Trust
Pre Event Abstract
This presentation will focus on the challenges surrounding modern day Health Care Provision in the battle to reduce infections relating to medical devices – in particular intravenous access devices.
It will describe the work at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust surrounding this issue, and highlight the successful, and not so successful, efforts made to improve this aspect of patient safety.  There will be a particular focus on the process which has been developed to identify, record, and report such incidents and attempts made at identifying causative factors.  This has involved close cross working between Microbiology, Infection Prevention and the IV Resource Team, and remains a work stream that continues to evolve.
Reference will be made to case studies which illustrate the devastating effects that these issues can have on the patients physical condition both in the short and long term, alongside the distress caused to both the patient themselves and close family members and friends.  It will also allude to the increased healthcare provision requirements and financial cost that such incidents cause.
Please be aware that the detail/order of the initially submitted presentation may alter on the day.


Developing effective out patient access to intravenous therapy – OPAT
Dr Andrew Seaton
Consultant in Infectious Diseases and General Medicine, Antimicrobial Management Team Lead, NHS GGC
Andrew graduated from Aberdeen University in 1989 and trained in General Medicine and Infectious Diseases in Dundee and Papua New Guinea. He was appointed as a consultant physician in Glasgow in 2000 and he is an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor in the University of Glasgow. He established and leads the NHS GGC OPAT service and Antimicrobial Management Team. He is Chair of the Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group and co-chairs the BSAC OPAT standing committee. He has over 120 peer reviewed publications, is a section editor of the international journal of antimicrobial agents and has co-produced the recently launched BSAC OPAT MOOC on future learn.
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