Novarix were pleased to be an Advancing IV Therapy Conference exhibitor in London on Friday 12 May 2017.
This one-day national conference focused 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 focused on improving quality and safety of both inpatient IV Therapy and delivering effective IV therapy at home (OPAT).
Delegates at the conference had the opportunity to try out the IV-eye near infrared vein imaging device, which is small, portable and simple to use, making it ideal for peripheral vein assessment in hospital or at home.
According to the latest RCN Standards for Infusion Therapy, site selection should involve assessment for previous venepuncture and subsequent damage to the vein. Aids to assist in cannulation including ultrasound and infrared imaging should be considered.
The conference was held in association with the National Infusion and Vascular Access Society (NIVAS), the Society of Vascular Nurses (SVN), and the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC).
Conference speakers include NIVAS board members, Nicola York (John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford) and Marie Woodley (Bucks Healthcare).
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