IV/ Medication Safety Link

​​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:

  1. 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

  2. Assist health care providers to work together to standardise process and practices in IV and Medication Safety Management

  3. 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

Roles and Responsibilities in IV/Medication Safety Management

New Roles and Responsibilities for the IV and Medication Safety remit our outlined here

IV/Medication Safety Education Days

Link staff edcuation days are provided to educate link staff on current trends and issues in Medication Safety so they are...

IV, cannula and venepuncture Endorsement

This page provides guidance on the role of IV/Medication Link Staff related to endorsment processes and the sign off processes...

CVAD related patient information booklets

Find copies of IV related patient information booklets which can be printed out and used with the education of patients on...

Link staff evaluation, monitoring and improvement tools

Approved tools you can use to evaluate IV and medication safety, monitor best practice standards and utilise for quality...

Useful IV Related Resources

A list of useful links and resources around intravenous therapy. You are welcome to print these off and share them.

Useful Medication Safety and QI Related Resources

These are tools to utilise as part of the new Medication Safety remit in the IV/Medication Link Staff role.

IV Advisory Group Minutes

Minutes for the IV Advisory Group

Affiliation with the Regional IV Advisory Group

The Regional IV Advisory Group is a collection of representatives from healthcare providers around the South Island.


​Click HERE​ to contact the Regional      Intravenous Advisory Group​

​​Click HERE to view the structure: 

peripheral intravenous fluid and   

medication endorsement framework.

Page last reviewed: 09 August 2021