IV PORT implantation - an overview of a nurse led service

Session Summary

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.

Andrew Barton

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.