We hope you enjoyed the recent NIVAS Conference

The 7th NIVAS Conference

‘Facing the future in vascular access and infusion therapy’

Wednesday 12 – Thursday 13 June 2019, Hilton Manchester Deansgate Hotel

Presentations and Conference report to follow shortly

A message from The Chair

I am pleased to share the new NIVAS intravenous infusion drug administration flushing guidelines. There has been some uncertainty recently about the perceived risk of under dosing IV medication when administering infusion therapy. As the National Infusion Vascular Access Society, NIVAS wanted to produce some practical guidance to support you in clinical practice. Having reviewed the most recent evidence surrounding this practice we have produced 3 options for your consideration.

Please feel free to share this guidance.

We look forward to see you all at the summer conference in Manchester on the 12th and 13th June 2019.

Yours sincerely

Andrew Barton, NIVAS Chair

CLICK HERE for the NIVAS Flushing Guidelines 2019

Vascular Access Nurse of the Year Award

Winner: Julie Godfrey, Broomfield Hospital, PICC Service, MSB NHS Trust Services

To read about the event, please click on the link below

Vascular Access Nurse of the Year Award

Welcome to NIVAS

Welcome to the website of NIVAS, the independent and multi-professional society specialising in vascular access and infusion therapies.

NIVAS is the first independent multi-professional society to be founded in the UK in this century. It is the new voice for all those involved in vascular access and infusion therapies. The society was founded in July 2009 in order to promote excellence in this specialised field of patient care. We believe that we can advance practice through communication, collaboration and education.

As infusion therapy and vascular access continues to evolve, there is a need, now more than ever, for a co-ordinated approach to practice amongst healthcare professionals across the UK. The formation of a society and an annual conference is vital to ensure success in the specialty and quality care for patients. NIVAS hopes to engage nurses, anaesthetists, radiologists, microbiologists, pharmacists and other health professionals involved in the insertion and management of vascular access and infusion therapy.

NIVAS recognises the important role that you as an individual can play in advancing this specialty and would encourage your involvement with the society.

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