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NIVAS would like to introduce Jennifer Caguioa, who has just joined the NIVAS Board.
Lead IV Practitioner/ BAME SG Engagement Lead King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
I trained in Saint Louis University and qualified as a nurse in the Philippines in 1994. I worked in my local government hospital, Baguio General Hospital and Medical centre for 5 years.
I was among the first Filipino nurses who came to work in the UK in 1999. I started in Haematology at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital (now Heart of England) and have worked in the NHS for the last 20 years within other nursing specialities (oncology, research, and practice development). In 2009, I was managing Haematology Outpatients and the Chemotherapy Day Unit at King's College Hospital NHS FT when an opportunity came for me to start an IV service. As the Lead IV Nurse Practitioner, I provide the leadership and strategy, direct the implementation of our 4 "S" strategies for best IV practice and governance across the organisation (Standardisation, Staff training, Sustaining engagement and Save the vein, save the line). I started with 3 members of the IV Team and we have now grown to 8 autonomous practitioners that come from different backgrounds to deliver a vascular access service across King's site.
I have published peer reviewed articles and developed the IV care bundle - HANDS (2012) as a standard for IV insertion and access within our organisation. I was awarded BJN's " IV Therapy Nurse of the Year in 2016 for implementing Project HANDS.
I participate as an advisory board member/expert panel on vascular device care and management and have presented in national and international conferences.
I pursued and completed my MSc in Healthcare Leadership in 2016 with University of Birmingham as I am passionate about leadership.
As BAME Network Engagement Lead for our trust, I believe in equality and the strength of diversity so that teams can deliver the best care for our patients.
Twitter : @jen_cag