Conference Preventing Infections Associated with Intravenous Catheters

Please find attached information on an upcoming study day on preventing infection associated with IV catheters
The day is free but pre registration is a requirement – see information attached.

Preventing Infection Associated with

Intravenous Catheters

When: Wednesday 2nd March 2011

Where: Grand Hotel, Malahaide, Dublin

Cost: No charge

To Register: E-mail with your name, grade and contact

details or complete the attached application form

Closing date for registration: Wednesday 23rd February 2011

NB: No admittance on the day unless pre registered

08.30-09.15 Registration and coffee

09.20-09.30 Opening address

09.30-10.00 Infection in Ireland: what do we know?

10.00-10.30 Insertion of PVCs

11.15-11.40 Insertion of CVCs; what's new in IV care

11.40-12.05 Management of IV lines

12.05-12.30 Reducing catheter-associated infection; the

Scottish experience

14.00-14.40 What are care bundles & the introduction of

a PVC care bundle to an Irish hospital

14.40-15.10 Case Presentations

15.10-15.20 Discussion

15.20-15.30 Evaluation and close

Dr. Siobhan O' Halloran, National Lead for Acute Hospital

Services, HSE

Dr. Robert Cunney, HPSC & Children's University

Hospital, Dublin

Siobhan Prout, IPCN

Dr. Susan Fitzgerald, Consultant Microbiologist, St Vincent's

University and St Columcille’s Hospital, Dublin

Maureen Scanlon, Practice Development Unit, Sligo General


Evonne Curran, Nurse Consultant Infection Control, HPS


Ann McCloskey, IPCN, Letterkenny General Hospital

Marianne Bruno, IPCN, Connolly Hospital, Dublin

10.30-11.15 Coffee break

12.30-14.00 Lunch

Chairperson Dr Fidelma Fitzpatrick, HSE HCAI Clinical Lead

Chairperson Sheila Donlon, IPCN, HPSC


Preventing Infection Associated with Intravenous


March 2nd Grand Hotel Malahaide

Registration form


Work Address_____________________________



E-mail address: _________________________________

Grade: _________________________________________

Please post this form to:

Siobhan Flanagan,

Infection Prevention and Control Nurse,

St Joseph's Hospital,


Co Tipperary.

Closing date for registration: 23rd February 2011

No admittance without pre registration

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