Report on IV Infusion Nurses Certification program and guest lecture

Date : Mar 26, 2018

Hospital Infection Control Department and Becton Dickinson India Ltd organised IV Infusion Nurses Certification Program and Guest Lecture by Mr Darryl Harper on concerns and challenges in IV infusion on 21/03/2018. Rev. Fr Richard Coelho, Director, Father Muller Charitable Institutions and the President of the program, Mr Darryl Harper, Global Marketing Manager, Becton Dickinson, USA and the chief guest of the program, Ms Jyothi Supriya K, Infection Control Consultant, BD India Ltd, Sr Janet Dsouza, Chief Nursing Officer, Father Muller Medical College Hospital and Mrs Sabitha Pinto, Hospital Infection Control Nurse were the dignitaries on the dais. The Programme started with prayer song. Mrs Sabitha Pinto welcomed the gathering followed by customary lamp lighting ceremony by the dignitaries. Mr Darryl Harper briefed about Current concerns and challenges faced by the nursing personnel in IV Infusion therapy in his chief guest message.


The certificates were distributed to the 49 IV Champions who completed the training and the task given. Among 49 IV champions Mrs Gracy DSouza and Sr Shanthi Theresa DSouza were selected and appreciated for their excellent performance in completion of given task. Mrs Benedicta Joyce Rebello and Mr Harish B K, the certified IV champions shared their experience from being a trainee to a trainer. Rev.  Fr Richard Coelho, in his Presidential address, congratulated the IV champions and motivated them to train other nurses on the same skills and improve the quality of patient care.  Mrs Anitha Roshini DSouza, Hospital Infection Control Nurse proposed the vote of thanks. The certification program ended with Institutional Anthem at 3.30pm.


The guest lecture by Mr Darryl Harper on concerns and challenges in IV Infusion started at 4PM. Mr Darryl Harper has 3 decades of rich experience in IV infusion therapy training. By conducting practical session he motivated the audience to adopt best practices in IV Infusion and to reduce the rate of IV related complications.