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Intravascular Therapies

In Intravascular Therapies (IVT), we Value Life by providing short, medium and long term vascular access devices (VADs), all designed to meet a wide range of clinical needs. Our motivation is ‘the right line for the right patient at the right time.’

Complementing our midlines and PICCs is our ECG tip location system. In addition there are portable elastomeric infusion pumps as well as a closed system transfer device for chemotherapy delivery.

This hub is dedicated to sharing our knowledge and expertise by linking you to the latest clinical papers, official guidance and protocols, education resources and learning tools.  All the resources at your fingertips so you can access the information you need, when you want it.

Our priority is complete, integrated healthcare solutions so you can deliver best practice and improve clinical outcomes.

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COVID-19 Support

Through these pages we share the very latest information, protocols and best practice from around the world about managing COVID-19 patients needing vascular access.

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Acute to Community

When appropriate, receiving care and treatment in the community has both clinical benefits for the patient and operational advantages for hospitals. Here we explore how this can work effectively for everyone involved.

Clinical Support Packs

Designed to support teams using our Intravascular Therapy products, these packs cover the range of issues we regularly focus on during our training and education programme.

Online Resources

A collection of easily accessible learning tools created to help develop clinical knowledge about anatomy & physiology and the insertion, removal and care & maintenance of VADs.

Videos

Through a series of tutorials we offer practical, visual support for the insertion, removal, care and maintenance of VADs.

Request a virtual training session with our team

Due to the current COVID-19 situation we are not currently able to provide on-site training and education, to request a virtual training session or information call with one of our team, please contact us by clicking the box below

Meet the Team

At Vygon our focus is to be the ‘best in class’; to understand the world we work in and how our products fit into that world.  Our dedicated sales team – backed up by experts at our UK headquarters - ensures our customers get the support they need on the ground in hospitals as well as in the community.

To deliver an excellent service there is no substitute for first-hand experience and knowledge of the issues and pressures healthcare professionals face when treating and caring for patients. That’s why we are proud to have Clinical Nurse Advisors in our Vygon IVT team. As highly accomplished specialist in their fields, our Clinical Nurse Advisors offer a premium level of valuable support.

With their expertise, we have produced competency frameworks incorporating national and international guidelines that cover how to use and care for our products. The level of detail and skill in our implementation training packages ensures that our Clinical Nurse Advisors are able to teach and sign off key vascular access competencies, that nurses take with them throughout their careers.

In partnering with NHS teams, our support is there on an ongoing basis through our educational and training programmes as well as our learning resources. In short, the support never stops!

Clinical Nurse Advisors

Dr Linda Kelly - RGN

Linda has been with Vygon since 2016. She worked for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde as a Vascular Access Lead Nurse before becoming a lecturer in Advanced Clinical Practice at the University of the West of Scotland. Linda is a registered nurse teacher and has a post graduate certificate in teaching and learning. After a BA degree in Healthcare and an MSc in Nursing, she recently completed a PhD focusing on the lived experience of vascular access.

Tracey Jones (BSc Hons, Pg Cert) - RGN

Tracey has worked with Vygon since 2015. As a nurse she worked in intensive care and high dependency units as well as managing a team caring for patients with chronic/acute intestinal failure. This involved managing the patients’ vascular access devices in combination with their holistic needs. Tracey has a BSc in Acute Dependency Care, a post graduate certificate in teaching and is currently working towards her MSc in Advanced Nursing Practice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Relevant Referencing and Support

Learn NHS Scotland

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) are developing a range of educational and induction resources for all  health and social care staff deployed or redeployed to support services. The website will be regularly reviewed and updated in line with current advice and as new material becomes available. Topics within this site includes:

  • Assessment and care of people with COVID-19
  • Palliative and end of life care
  • Practice in the community setting
  • Death and bereavement
  • Resources for other new staff
  • Protecting yourself and your workplace environment
  • Psychological mental health and well- being support for staff

NHS guidance:

This site contains coronavirus guidance for clinicians and NHS managers. It includes information for: Primary care, Secondary care, Community health, Social care, Mental health and Ambulance services.

WHO guidance

This site contains a vast amount of information on all aspects of COVID-19

Nursing & Midwifery Council

This site offers information and support on COVID-19. It includes:

  • How they are continuing to regulate
  • Statements
  • COVID-19 – temporary registration
  • Information for students, educators, nurses, midwives and nursing associates and overseas candidates

Lancet resources

To assist health workers and researchers working under challenging conditions to bring this outbreak to a close, The Lancet has created a Coronavirus Resource Centre. This resource brings together new 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) content from across The Lancet journals as it is published. All of the COVID-19 content is free to access.

RCN resources

Find out how to protect yourself, what you should expect from your employer and what to do if you have concerns. Relevant for student nurses, apprentice nurses and nursing associates on workforce expansion.

Government guidance

General government guidance regarding COVID-19

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