A European conference on vascular access management for all healthcare professionals


MACOVA is part of our shared objective to transform vascular access management into a recognised discipline. We were glad you could join us in Edinburgh for our three day January conference. Our exciting programme included 35 expert sessions and 6 interactive workshops. As part of our ongoing programme we are pleased to share the presentations from this European conference. You can view them below.

Speakers' presentations and videos*

Wednesday, 15th January

Welcome from BD and introduction of the chairs

Stephen Church

Hospital management view of the importance of vascular access

Steve McManus

Vessel health and preservation - reason for choosing the right device

Andrea Denton

What is the role of the pharmacist in vascular access

Susan Keeling

Development of the adult difficult intravenous access (A-DIVA) scale: A clinical predictive scale to identify difficult intravenous access in adult patients based on clinical observations

Rick Van Loon

The appropriate choice of device in the oncology patient: Review of the literature and survey 2019

Baudolino Mussa

Managing the peripheral access patient

Andrew Barton

Right choice of device, the role of the surgeon, complications with ports and peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs)

Boudewijn Moors

What do ethics have to do with vascular access

Catherine Hale

Case study—when vascular access doesn't go to plan

Tim Jackson

Thursday, 16th January

A cross hospital vascular access: Benefits to the healthcare organisation

Jacopo Fiorini

A vascular access team in paediatrics: A way to work safely

Beatriu Vilar Morales

Nurse led central venous catheter insertion: Empowering nurse placement

Richard Faitg

Implementing a nurse led vascular access team

Núria Borràs Maixenchs

The broad reach of the vascular access team: A multidisciplinary approach

Andrew Barton

Reflections on leading an intravenous team: Strategies and impact

Jennifer Caguioa

Case study - managing the complex patient

Tim Jackson

Thrombosis—causative factors and preventive measures

Fulvio Pinelli

Case study—accidental arterial cannulation

Hervé Rosay

Alternative devices for difficult intravenous access (DIVA) patients and operating theatres

Milica Matic

The role of the vascular access team in education to reduce complications

Gema Munoz-Mozas

Tracking complications and adverse events

Fulvio Pinelli

Friday, 17th January

Holistic approach to vascular access in the emergency department

Baudolino Mussa

Procedural standards and technologies for peripherally inserted central catheter placement, guidelines and local policy

Serena Pagani

Value and cost-effective solution for peripheral intravenous infusion: FLAT project Savona real world evidence

Emanuela Foglia

Overview of the importance of safety

Gabriella De Carli

Methodology to evaluate clinical practice vs guideline: Experience and publication from Poloclinic "Ca'Granda" Milan

Alessandro Galazzi

Effectiveness and sustainability of the peripherally inserted central catheter in intensive care unit: Evidence-based medicine approach, review of the literature and sharing of experiences

Fulvio Pinelli

A novel approach to sedation

Hervé Rosay

Vascular access device development—future advances: Engineering out complications

Shayne Messerley

Vision for vascular access in the future

Liz Wilson

* These presentations and videos were developed by the respective presenter(s), and the findings, interpretations, and conclusions contained or expressed with them do not necessarily reflect the views of BD. To the extent these presentations relate to specific products, such products should always be used in accordance with the relevant instructions for use and other product documentation. This content should not be copied or distributed without the consent of the copyright holder. For further information, please contact: [email protected]

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