Healthcare Leaders Convene for 3M IV Global Leadership Summit

As a leader in delivering best-in-class education to clinicians and raising the standards of care to improve patient outcomes, 3M today announced an I.V. Global Leadership Summit taking place May 18-20, 2011. In partnership with BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) and Teleflex, the I.V. Global Leadership Summit will bring together more than 100 infusion care experts from 21 countries around the world to focus on prevention of catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI), securement best practices, clinical practice guidelines, clinical evidence and the value of technology.

"The theme of this years conference is Raising the Standard: Uniting Global Perspectives, and 3M is committed to the highest standards of quality, service, and ethics to help hospitals advance clinical practice and better serve patients," says Paul Keel, president of 3Ms Skin & Wound Care Division. "We are pleased to partner with other leaders and innovators in the IV field to increase the impact we can make in improving the standard of care."

Following is a schedule of activities and information on how to participate in the I.V. Global Leadership Summit, where health professionals can learn more from industry experts and earn continuing education (CE) contact hours.

May 18: 3M I.V. Global Leadership Summit Welcome Reception

3M is welcoming leaders from around the world to learn about trends in IV site care and new ways to advance securement and eliminate catheter-related bloodstream infections through knowledge, collaboration and leadership. Renowned author John Nance will provide a keynote speech on "Why Hospitals Should Fly" to encourage attendees to take the necessary steps towards changing hospital culture to one that is patient-centered and focused on supporting the teams that provide the care. To make the reception accessible to all healthcare professionals, 3M will sponsor the live Webcast of the keynote, which can be found at:

7:00-9:00 p.m. CDT: Why Hospitals Should Fly. Keynote speaker: John Nance

May 19: 3M I.V. Global Leadership Summit Interactive Session Part I Live and Webcast

The educational events begin with a global overview of clinical practice guidelines, including Center for Disease Control, EPIC and Infusion Nurses Society, led by a panel of some of the industrys preeminent thought leaders in infusion therapy: Mark Rupp, MD, Lisa Gorski, RN, and Andrew Jackson, RN. Any healthcare professional can view all sessions through live Webcast and receive one hour of RN CE. To attend, please visit the following website, active 30 minutes prior to program start:

8:00-8:30 a.m. CDT: Global Overview of Clinical Practice Guidelines. Speaker: Patrick Parks, MD.

8:30-9:15 a.m. CDT: What's New in the CDC Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections? Speaker: Mark Rupp, MD.

9:15 -9:45 a.m. CDT: What's New in the Infusion Nursing Standards of Practice? Speaker: Lisa Gorski, RN.

10:15-10:45 a.m. CDT: Overview of EPIC Guidelines. Speaker: Andrew Jackson, RN.

10:45-11:30 a.m. CDT: Comparing and Contrasting Practice Guidelines. Panel discussion.

Summit attendees also are invited to afternoon poster sessions, hands-on simulation labs and a tour of the 3M Innovation Center following the morning sessions on clinical practice guidelines.

May 20: 3M I.V. Global Leadership Summit Interactive Session Part II Live and Webcast

The final day of the summit includes several educational sessions on the role of technology to advance the science of IV care, also available through live Webcast, followed by best practice sharing and oral presentations by attendees. Any healthcare professional can receive one hour of RN CE credit per morning session they attend, and all with an interest in improving IV-related patient care are welcome to participate. For links to these programs, visit:

8:30-8:45 a.m. CDT: The Role of Technology in Vascular Access. Speaker: Patrick Parks, MD.

8:45-10:00 a.m. CDT: The Role of Technology in Reaching Zero CRBSI Rate. Speaker: Dennis Maki, MD.

10:30-11:30 a.m. CDT: The Role of Technology in Vessel Access. Speaker: Mauro Pittiruti, MD.

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CDT: The Role of Technology in Maintaining Securement. Speaker: Gregory Schears, MD.

All 3M I.V. Global Leadership Summit web-streamed content will be archived and available on 3Ms Learning Connection site at starting in mid-June.

"At 3M, we are committed to helping our partners in the industry provide the educational resources healthcare providers and patients need to prevent catheter-related bloodstream infections," says Keel.

About the Live Webcasts

Links to the live Webcasts will become active 30 minutes prior to the start of each program. Participants are encouraged to test their systems prior to the event. Use the following link at any time to test your 3M TV WebStream capabilities and connection:

Requirements to view the 3M WebStream Video include:

Windows Media Player

Any Internet Browser

A High Speed connection

When using laptops, external speakers are suggested for best audio

Should you need assistance with the 3M WebStream Video, your first call for help should be to your local IT Support. For external audiences who require assistance with 3M TV WebStream, contact at: (866) 807 6017.