April 12th 2018 

The next SA SIG educational evening is being presented by Christine Claighen BSc  (Biotech), Dip Of Science (BCT).

Thank you to GOJO Australia for sponsoring this speaker.

Christine will be talking about an interesting topic where there has been some research and currently this research is also being undertaken at the RAH – the Microbiome. How do genetic materials from humans, and animals and the environment change or alter where we live, or how we care for our patients/consumers/residents?

Please note this is a free event and ACIPC Members and non-members are welcome to attend. Please  register below to  secure your place.       


Venue: Royal Adelaide Hospital, level 8 (D Lifts)  Address: Port Road, Adelaide  

Time: 5.30 – 8.30pm

 * A short tour of the Royal Adelaide Hospital will be offered after this event (limited capacity)            

March 22nd 2018: Turning technology-related evidence into optimal protocols for IV line maintenance

Join us for the relaunch of our state SIG where we will have an opportunity to meet and network, have an update on new research, current trending issues or national interests.

Topic: Turning technology-related evidence into optimal protocols for IV line maintenance.

This presentation reviews new evidence-based data and its integration into protocols intended to improve patient care and reduce the cost of infusion therapy.

Speaker: Nadine Nakazawa RS, RN, OCN, VA-BC- Vascular Access Specialist.

Nadine has been practicing in the field of Vascular Access for over 30 years. Her experience includes working in and instructing on topics related to maintenance care and complication management of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC), and other vascular access devices (VAD), lecturing locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.  She has published numerous articles, and her work for AVA (Association for Vascular Access) has included being a member of the Professional Advisory Council, Director-at-large, and Education Committee member and is currently a member of the of the editorial board for JAVA (Journal of the Assn for Vascular Access).


22nd of March – 5.30pm 

Royal Adelaide Hospital level 8 Lecture Theatre 

Thank you to BD (Alex Shanahan) for providing us with an interesting speaker Nadine Nakazawa, who spoke on the innovation and history of needless devices. Feedback from the people attending last night was they enjoyed meeting up with all of you, new and familiar faces, networking and having a refresher education session. On behalf of Lisa Ryan and myself, we thank you for your continued support to ACIPC, the college members and their education. We look forward to seeing those that are attending on the 12th April, same place same time. Marija Juraja






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