Challenges in Infusion Therapy


Presenters: Kerry Curtis and Peter Haywood

Friday 29th April: 9:00am – 12:00pm

 This 3 hour session will provide opportunity to talk with key clinicians and experts in infusion therapy. The session will provide opportunity to learn more about the problems with medications of divergent pH and intravenous fluids and medications that are highly concentrated. The session will also discuss the latest evidence on management of all types of VADs and will be though provoking in with new and emerging evidence challenging conventional wisdom.   This session will suit any clinician who has responsibility for caring for patients with acute or chronic vascular devices.

At the end of this session attendees will have a better understanding of the impact of different IV infusates and medications of device choice, as well as vessel health and outcomes. The session will also enlighten attendees on new and innovative strategies to maintain and optimize performance and dwell time.


Kerrie profileKerrie Curtis
Currently Clinical Nurse Specialist | CVAD Portfolio| Day Oncology, Olivia Newton John Cancer and Wellness Centre |Austin Health

Worked in oncology units since 1990 in a variety of roles including include Registered Nurse, Associate Nurse Unit Manager, Educator, Clinical Associate, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Project Manager. Areas include inpatient, outpatient, palliative care and day chemotherapy/oncology.

Member of Cancer Nurses Society of Australia (CNSA), Deputy Chair of CNSA Vascular Access Devices & Infusional Therapy Specialist Practice Network, Victorian Representative for Australian Vascular Access Society (AVAS),  Oncology Nurses Society (USA), Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), Infusion Nurses Society (INS, USA

Peter Haywood (bio coming)