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Join us in September 2021 for the second NIVAS Virtual Conference!

The new dates for this 2-day virtual event are 21-22 September 2021 with this year’s theme being ‘Restoring and resetting IV practice in 2021’. Each day, the live stream program will include keynote presentations, poster sessions, and industry supported symposia. The conference will include an interactive exhibition hall, with opportunities to connect with other participants and continuing education hours. In addition, delegates will have access to the recorded presentations following the conference.

Registration and abstracts now open, please click here.

IMPORTANT

A message from the Chair


Dear NIVAS Member,

As you may know by now the information provided by the National Patient Safety Alert: Supply disruption of sterile infusion sets and connectors manufactured by Becton Dickinson (BD) (NatPSA/2021/001/MHRA was released on Friday outlining the supply disruption of sterile infusion sets and connectors manufactured by Becton Dickinson (BD).

Obviously this situation will significantly impact on patient care, especially if your organisation primarily uses these products and infusion devices. NIVAS has been working with NHS England and the clinical Procurement Team to minimise the impact on clinical services.

A national effort is underway to ensure alternative pumps and giving sets can be sourced and NIVAS has agreed to co-ordinate user guides and educational material which will be hosted on the NIVAS website with open access to all in order to cohort all the relevant information in one place online.

As more information becomes available I will update you, in the mean time if you need any specific information or advice please feel free to email us at NIVAS and we will endeavour to help get you questions to the right department or person.

Please find links below to the NIVAS guidance and training material.

Kind regards

Andrew Barton, NIVAS Chair

CLICK HERE for the NIVAS Infusion Pump User Guidance 2021

Training Material Links


Please click here for the User guide HULL VP7000 Training Guide V1 150321 MJD

Please click here for the User guide SinoMed SN1800V IP001 V1.0

Please click here for the User guide SinoMed Volumetric pump SN-1800V User manual

Please click here for the User guide HAWKMED_HK100 pump

Please click here for the User guide Medcaptain MP-30 Syringe Pump - User manual

Please click here for the Evo IQ LVP Training Video Poster

CLICK HERE for the NIVAS Infusion Flushing Guidelines 2021
CLICK HERE for the NIVAS COVID19 Gravity Infusion & Bolus Admin Guidance

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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