1. Oyama, Atsuko


Advanced medical treatment is practiced both in hospitals and in homecare. Because most patients receiving advanced treatments need intravenous therapy, IV management is becoming increasingly important. Medical staffs are required to evaluate various IV technologies from the perspective of infection control and to select the most appropriate IV access line for the patient. For this reason, a seminar was held to exchange the latest information on IV line management and infection control in Japan and America. Guest speakers from the Intravenous Nurses Society of America were invited. The article provides a summary of the seminar.