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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 Apheresis Study Day 2017 - Registration now open!

‘Ultrasound guided deep vein cannulation to perform apheresis procedures’

Monday 13th March 2017

Club 52, UCLH, London

Peripheral access is increasingly acknowledged to be the best form of access in the apheresis setting but it may be challenging in patients with poor peripheral vascular status, especially in those that need regular therapeutic procedures.

Often, central venous catheters are over-utilised in this population. The use of an ultrasound (US) device to cannulate deep peripheral veins can reduce the need for central venous catheters and in this study day we aim to give you the necessary background knowledge, technical skills and confidence to start using US cannulation, specifically in the context of apheresis procedures.

The study day will comprise theoretical and practical sessions and aims to support apheresis operators and members of central venous access teams to implement the service within local apheresis units. The study day will also provide a unique opportunity to network and exchange experiences of these two professional groups.

To register your free place for this event, please click HERE.

The non-member fee for this event is £70 plus VAT.

To view the agenda, please click HERE

The 6th NIVAS Conference - Registration now open!

Wednesday 21 – Thursday 22 June 2017, Birmingham

Please click HERE for more information.

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For further information and joining instructions please contact NIVAS@succinctcomms.com. We look forward to working with you.