Intravenous news: As 2011 comes to a close we would like to provide a few thoughts on what we think are the themes within infusionÂ therapy/vascular access that will continue to make a mark in 2012. Click the links below to view the story.
- WoCoVa 2012 will bring together Vascular Access specialists from around the globe.
- We will witness further online innovations that we can all access, such as the APIC 2012 Film Festival.
- New ways of learning Vascular Access such as the first distant learning advanced vascular access module the University of West of Scotland with be made available.
- Home IV care will continue to grow.
- The number of Zero CLABSI organisations will increase.
- Organisations will accept that CLABSI rates outside of intensive care can be reduced.
- Needlestick legislation and practice will continue to become further integrated into everyday healthcare practice.
- The use of hypodermoclysis as a first line rehydration treatment will increase in certain patient groups.
- Long established infusion/vascular access practice statements will be reviewed.
- Technologies will be introduced that prevents biofilm formation.
- The use of midline catheters in practice will continue to grow.
- The financial savings associated with vascular access specialist activity will be demonstrated to a greater degree.
Best wishes for 2012.