IPS 8th Annual IV Forum Conference 2018

Organiser: Infection Prevention Society
Date: Tuesday 13th November 2018
Location: Mercure Sheffield St Paul’s Hotel
Cost: FREE for IPS members, £55 for non-IPS members
Registration website: https://www.ips.uk.net/event/ips-iv-forum-study-day

The Infection Prevention Society (IPS) IV Forum would like to invite you to attend their 8th annual conference on Tuesday 13th November 2018 at the Mercure Sheffield St Paul’s Hotel. This day will provide an opportunity for infection prevention, vascular access professionals and exhibitors to network, share experiences, and showcase projects.

The day will focus on patient centred vascular access and reducing the risk of infection. There will be updates given on the Vessel Health and Preservation and the IV Passport projects. The keynote session will be given by the renowned Nancy Trick, who will draw on her experiences to discuss patient centred vascular access management.

Other programme highlights include; a session from Kerry Holden about changing the use of gloves when drawing up and administering IV therapy. Linda Dempster will talk about reduction of gram negative infection and how vascular access can help with this. Our final speaker of the day, Irina Wade, will discuss vascular access in emergency care, looking at the differences and similarities to secondary care.

This day is aimed at infection prevention and control practitioners, IV nurse specialists, vascular access teams, OPAT teams, critical care nurses, microbiologists, anaesthetists and anyone with an interest in vascular access and current infection prevention practices related to vascular access.

This event is free for IPS members and £55 for non-members to attend. Please circulate this information to your colleagues.

The programme will feature the following sessions:
• Vessel Health & Preservation: Carole Hallam
• IV Passport – Ready to Fly: Val Weston
• Keynote Speaker: Patient Centred Vascular Access Management: Nancy Trick
• The Patient Voice: Speaker TBC
• Glove aware: Kerry Holden
• The Gram negative agenda and IV therapy: Linda Dempster
• Vascular Access in an Emergency Care Situation: Irina Wade

As well as a varied programme there will be an exhibition with a wide variety of companies for you to visit and hear about new and innovative products to the market. During the refreshment breaks is an ideal opportunity for you to socialise with like-minded colleagues and discuss the issues you face on a daily basis.

Register now at https://www.ips.uk.net/event/ips-iv-forum-study-day