History of IVNNZ Inc.

Background

The organisation was established in 1993 following an Intravenous (IV) conference held in Hamilton NZ. It was not until February 1995, that IVNNZ was formalised at a second conference held in Nelson. Annette Gohns was appointed as the first President with an executive which included a Secretary and Treasurer.

In 1996, a President Elect and Educator were added to the executive, along with seconded members representing the Community Nursing and Private Hospital Sectors. At this time, the Constitution, Strategic Plan and Terms of Reference were developed and Executive Job Descriptions created.

The mission statement was introduced in 1995 and remains pivotal to the organisation today.
‘A commitment to excellence in infusion practice with ongoing quality improvements to patient care’.

IVNNZ continued to grow steadily, introducing initiatives such as developing a framework for IV and related therapies, education workshops and promoted a monitoring process for I.V.T. certification for Registered Nurses.
 

IVNNZ Inc. has gained recognition nationally, being included in such groups as DHBNZ Safe and Quality Use of Medicines, as a key stake holder. IVNNZ Inc. are invited to participate in national governance groups and committees representing intravenous and related management, such as National Intestinal Failure (NIF) Governance and PHARMAC.

Newsletter

The original newsletter, introduced in 1995, called ‘IV Edition’, was relaunched  in 1997 as 'To The Point' and included a regular Educator’s column titled 'Needlepoints'. Today the newsletter is simply titled Intravenous Nursing New Zealand and includes evidence based articles, news and events and corporate member advertisements.

Education and Conferences

An educational book ‘Taking the Tangles out of Lines’ supports the IV workshops’.

In 2001, the President’s Award and the Education, Study & Research Grant were introduced.
Initially, IVNNZ National Conferences were held every eighteen months with awards for the best paper, best poster and best first time presenter.  The IVNNZ Inc. conferences are now held every 2 years.

In 2006, IVNNZ Inc. commenced IV Nurse Specialists/Educator Forums, which continue to be well supported annually.

Website

An IVNNZ website was launched in 2004, with the organisation becoming an Incorporated Society in 2006.

Standards of Practice

In 2012, IVNNZ Inc. developed Provisional Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice adapted from the Infusion Nurses Society (INS) 2011 Standards of Practice. In 2017, the INS updated the Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice with additional 350 references for evidence based practice which replaces the 2012 Provisional Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice.

Membership

In 1998, corporate membership was introduced. Today this membership stands at 17 (including 10 of the original companies) and is still very much a part of IVNNZ Inc.

By 2000 membership was growing rapidly and the organisation was marketed and re-branded. IVNNZ Inc. has 3 life-time members: Elizabeth Culverwell, Margie Burt and Catharine O’Hara.

IVNNZ Inc. recognises the exceptional and long term commitment of those past executive members who have helped shaped the organisation as we know it today.

 

Previous Executive Committee Members

2016 - current

President: Kate Laidlow (Rotorua)

Secretary: Ellen Jones (Dunedin)

Educator: Lynette Lennox (Te Awamutu)

Treasurer: Fiona Williams (Tauranga)

Editor: Catharine O'Hara (Palmerston North)

Committee: Jenny Heretini (Hamilton)

Private Sector: Ally Hale (Timaru)

 

2014-2016

President: Kate Laidlow (Rotorua)

Secretary: Christine Beasley (Christchurch)

Educator: Lynette Lennox (Te Awamutu)

Treasurer: Fiona Williams (Tauranga)

Editor & Immediate Past President: Catharine O'Hara (Palmerston North)

Committee: Heather Hockings (Tauranga)

Private Sector: Ally Hale (Timaru)

 

2010-2014

President/Editor: Catharine O'Hara (Palmerston North)

Secretary: Lynette Lennox (Te Awamutu)

Educator: Kate Laidlow (Rotorua)

Treasurer: Tracey Kunac (Hamilton)

Committee: Audrey Chua (Wellington)

Committee: Fiona Williams (Tauranga)

Private Sector: Kerry Davis (Dunedin)

 

2008 - 2010

President: Catharine O'Hara (Palmerston Nth)

Secretary: Paula Wallis (Howick)

Treasurer: Kate Laidlow (Rotorua)

Educator: Carolyn Blom (nee Johnstone) (Hamilton)

Editor: Tracey Kunac (Hamilton)

Marketing Officer: Elizabeth Culverwell (Christchurch)

 

2007- 2008

President: Catharine O'Hara (Palmerston Nth)

Secretary: Paula Wallis (Howick)

Treasurer : Elana Brokenshire (Birkenhead)

Educator: Carolyn Johnston (Hamilton)

Newsletter Editor: Tracey Kunac (Hamilton)

Community Nurses Representative: Brenda McAlpine (Blenheim)

Marketing Officer: Elizabeth Culverwell (Christchurch)

Past President/Website Editor: Margie Burt (Nelson)

 

2005-2007

President: Margie Burt (Nelson)

Secretary: Catharine O’Hara (Palmerston Nth)

Treasurer: Moira Bebbington (Ashburton)

Educator: Carolyn Johnston (Hamilton)

Newsletter Editor: Tracey Kunac (Hamilton)

Community Nurses Representative: Brenda McAlpine (Blenheim)

Marketing Officer: Elizabeth Culverwell (Christchurch)

 

2004- 2005

President: Margie Burt (Nelson)

Secretary: Di Sanders (Auckland)

Treasurer: Moira Bebbington (Ashburton)

Educator: Paula Wallis (Auckland)

Newsletter Editor: Karen Gunson (Auckland)

Community Nurses Representative: Brenda McAlpine (Blenheim)

 

 2002-2004

President: Elizabeth Culverwell (Christchurch)

Secretary: Doryan Mahalm (Christchurch)

Treasurer: Moira Bebbington (Ashburton)

Educator: Carolyn Wilson (Hamilton)

Newsletter Editor: Karen Kemp(Invercargill)

Private Hospitals & Community: Judith Gunnyon (Dunedin) and Brenda McAlpine (Blenheim)


1999-2002

President: Elizabeth Culverwell (Christchurch)

Secretary: Doryan Mahalm (Christchurch)

Treasurer: Margie Burt (Nelson)

Educator: Carolyn Barrett (Hamilton)

Newsletter Editor: Karen Kemp(Invercargill)

 

1996 – 1999

President: Annette Gohns (Hamilton)

President Elect: Sandy Ridley

Secretary: Liz Chandler

Treasurer: Margie Burt (Nelson)

Educator: Trish Watt

Newsletter Editor: Liz Holstead

 

 

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