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The IV/Medication Safety Link Staff Website is the information portal for South Island Link staff who are currently supporting best practice in their organisations
Staff are supported by the Regional IV Advisory Group, which includes representatives from many health care providers around the South Island.
2020 - 2021 Aims
The aim of the Link site and educational programme is to:
Provide an interface for healthcare providers in the South Island region to support best practice and gain better medication safety outcomes for their clients/patients
Assist health care providers to work together to standardise process and practices in IV and Medication Safety Management
To support staff in making a difference in their clinical workplaces, encouraging improvement activities and enable staff to influence practice
The site is maintained by the Regional IV Advisory Group whose aim is;
"To improve patient safety by providing leadership on intravenous therapy and Medication Safety Management".
Please click on any of the links below for additional information
New Roles and Responsibilities for the IV and Medication Safety remit our outlined here
Link staff edcuation days are provided to educate link staff on current trends and issues in Medication Safety so they are...
This page provides guidance on the role of IV/Medication Link Staff related to endorsment processes and the sign off processes...
Find copies of IV related patient information booklets which can be printed out and used with the education of patients on...
Approved tools you can use to evaluate IV and medication safety, monitor best practice standards and utilise for quality...
A list of useful links and resources around intravenous therapy. You are welcome to print these off and share them.
These are tools to utilise as part of the new Medication Safety remit in the IV/Medication Link Staff role.
Minutes for the IV Advisory Group
The Regional IV Advisory Group is a collection of representatives from healthcare providers around the South Island.
TOR Regional IV Advisory Group May 2016.
Regional IV Resource Group Strategic Plan 2016-2019
Click HERE to contact the Regional Intravenous Advisory Group
Click HERE to view the structure:
peripheral intravenous fluid and
medication endorsement framework.