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Advancing IV Therapy: News & Updates

This one day conference focused on advancing IV Therapy including implementing the NICE Guideline and Quality Standards for IV Therapy and improving quality and safety through delivering effective IV therapy at home (OPAT).

Speakers and Presentations from the day Include:

Jackie Nicholson Chair National Infusion and Vascular Access Society (NIVAS) & Clinical Nurse in Specialist in Intravenous Therapy

IV Therapy and vascular access devices. A national and international update

  • innovations, developments and research

Jackie Nicholson Full Presentation Click Here

In her presentation Jackie stated: 

"Single technology - Tip location - tracking magnetic and positioning ecg and use this in her organisation now"

"Combination technology - most cost effective"

"Advanced securement - now we have generally changed our views of te 72 hour period there is evidence to clinical cannula can stay longer - a lot more evidence"

"Started to use medical glue, same glue as in a&e, helps to secure line and barriers for infection and reduce 24 hr changing the dressing, cons can be it does look abit messy due to the glue"

"A lot of work has been done on strategies to tackle catheter related blood stream infections (crbsis)"

"Wouldn’t we love a standard approach to device selection - America did this first and UK adapted it-the right line decision tool"

"New focus on peripheral cannulation - evidence in changing in practice"

"One million global - Jackies organisation took part in this - all over the world submitted data- and provided an audit across the world- provide organizational policies- UK are doing well but our record taking is poor"

"When we all work together we can make a difference and improve outcomes for our patients"

Jackie Nicholson Biography:

Jackie is a Nurse Consultant in Vascular Access at St George’s NHS Healthcare Trust. Since taking up the post in June 2013, Jackie has continued to develop a team that places a variety of vascular access devices including ultrasound guided peripheral cannulas, midlines, PICCs, skin tunnelled catheters, implanted ports, acute and dialysis catheters. Jackie comes from a background in intensive care and began to specialise in vascular access in 2006 when she set up a PICC and midline service at the Royal Surrey County Hospital. Jackie has written for publication and is on the editorial board for the Intravenous Therapy Supplement of the British Journal of Nursing. Jackie is a regular speaker at both national and international conferences and is the chair of the National Infusion and Vascular Access Society (NIVAS).

Tom Mcloughlin-Yip Patient Representative & Guideline Development Group Member IV Therapy in Adults in Hospitals Guideline NICE

NICE guideline and quality standards for IV fluid therapy in adults in hospital

  • why the Guideline and Quality Standards are needed
  • 10 key priorities for implementation
  • moving forward and our experience of implementation

Tom Mcloughlin-Yip Full Presentation Click Here

In his presentation Tom Stated: 

Tom's presentation was based on his personal experience and his involvement in guideline development group

"Asking the right questions id key for a patient"

"Training - if they haven’t got the tool to deliver they cant provide"

"Consensus - some were very challenging and some were very realistic"

Tom Mcloughlin-Yip Biography:

Tom Mcloughlin-Yip has been using NHS services for a life time living with Cystic Fibrosis (50 years).  Tom has been married 10 years with two children, I have a strong interest in health; some of his achievements have been around transition 2001 between children’s and adult Cystic Fibrosis service when working for Cystic Fibrosis Trust, also male infertility 2006 by way of information to improve access, information and knowledge for people with cystic fibrosis.

Tom has been working part-time (2006 – present) for Heart of England NHS foundation Trust, “patient engagement” covering three hospital sites and community services, looking at the patient experience / journey.  Additionally volunteered my time towards Health and Social Care working formerly with National Co-production Advisory Group; also I have participated on guidelines for Patient Experience and IV Fluids Guideline Development Groups with NICE over the last 9 years.

Future events of interest:

IV Therapy in Paediatrics & Child Health, Including improving quality and safety through effective IV Therapy at home (p-OPAT)
Thursday 10 November 2016 
Asia House Conference Centre,  London

Advancing IV Therapy
Wednesday 7 December 2016 
Manchester Conference Centre,  Manchester


21 September 2016

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