The session will examine the elements need in setting up and operating a nurse led implanted PORT service from concept to service delivery. Elements of the session will include:
· Writing a LocSIPP
· Training and competency
· Clinical challenges
· Ensuring good patient outcomes.
Nurse Consultant and NIVAS chair, Frimley Health NHS FT
I work as a Nurse Consultant in IV therapy and Vascular Access at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust. Clinically I place all vascular access devices including PICC, PORT and Tunnelled catheter. I oversee a large team of infusion and vascular access nurses who provide a unit-based day infusion service and a 7-day vascular access service including the OPAT service. I also have responsibility for organisational clinical governance and patient safety in relation of IV therapy and Vascular access.
I am a clinical consultant for MHRA, a medical device expert for NICE. I chair the National Infusion and Vascular Access Society (NIVAS) and am a global committee member for WoCoVA the World Congress or Vascular Access.