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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.
NIVAS Study Days 2016 - Vascular Access in Clinical Practice
1 day meeting being run in Glasgow and Manchester.
Attendence is free of charge to NIVAS members and £70 + VAT to non-members
Wednesday 15 June 2016
The Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow
Thursday 29 September 2016
The Christie Education Centre, Manchester
From peripheral cannulation to long term vascular access this event will benefit all levels of skill in the insertion, use and maintenance of vascular access devices in clinical practice. The study day will cover current practices in peripheral cannulation, vein location technology such as ultrasound and infrared and PICC insertion techniques. There will be an opportunity to participate in practical workshops and taught theory sessions.
These study days are aimed at any healthcare professionals or clinicians who are involved with vascular access devices in clinical practice. To view a draft agenda please click here.
To register for the Glasgow meeting, please click here.
To register for the Manchester meeting, please click here.
'Train the Trainer Study Day'
Thank you to all those who attended the ‘Train the Trainer Study Day’ in partnership with the VeinTrain, which took place on Monday 12 October 2015 at the Royal College of Surgeons, London.
The day began with leading speakers sharing their professional insight, challenges and lessons learned. The afternoon sessions were filled with practical workshops, generating lively discussion with some of your favourite vein experts.
Please click here to view the presentation slides (you must be logged in as a member to view)
For further information and joining instructions please contact NIVAS@succinctcomms.com. We look forward to working with you.
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