Corporate Members

Intravenous Nursing New Zealand Inc. extends its thanks to our corporate members, who support our organisation with conferences, education, awards and individual funding.

More information about our corporate members and contact details are listed below, in alphabetical order.

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For over 30 years, Tegaderm™ dressings have been synonymous with quality and performance. Tegaderm™ dressings are supported by an extensive amount of clinical data in a wide variety of clinical settings. 3M offers a broad portfolio of sizes, shapes, and delivery systems, providing the clinician and patient with a solution for every transparent dressing need. 3M is a proud supporter of IVNNZ Inc

www.mmm.com

Main Office
09 477 4040

Customer Service
0800 80 81 82

Main Office

09 574 2400

Customer Service

0800 229837

https://www.baxterprofessional.co.nz

BD, a leading global medical technology company that manufactures and sells medical devices, instrument systems and reagents, is dedicated to improving people’s health throughout the world. BD is focused on improving drug therapy, enhancing the quality and speed of diagnosing infectious diseases, and advancing research and discovery of new drugs and vaccines. The Company’s capabilities are instrumental in combating many of the world’s most pressing diseases.

Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, BD employs approximately 27,000 people in approximately 50 countries throughout the world. The Company serves healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, industry and the general public.  

  • BD focuses strategically on achieving growth in three worldwide business segments: BD Medical, BD Diagnostics and BD Biosciences:
  • BD Medical is among the world’s leading suppliers of medical devices. BD built the first-ever manufacturing facility in the U.S. to produce syringes and needles in 1906 and has been the leading innovator in injection- and infusion-based drug delivery ever since.
  • BD Diagnostics is a leading provider of products for the safe collection and transport of diagnostic specimens and of instrumentation for quick, accurate analysis for a broad range of microbiology and infectious disease testing, including the growing problem of healthcare-associated infections. The segment is composed of two operating units: Preanalytical Systems, a world leader in blood collection devices, and Diagnostic Systems, a leader in microbiology testing products and molecular assays.
  • BD Biosciences is one of the world’s leading businesses focused on bringing innovative research and clinical tools to life scientists and clinicians.

www.bd.com

Main Office
09 270 2420

Customer Service
0508 422 734

Since 1839, B. Braun is a family owned business and has been supplying the global healthcare market with first-class products for all medical disciplines with innovative products and services. Through dialogue with those who are using B. Braun’s products on a daily basis, the company is continually gaining new knowledge which it incorporates into product development. With approximately 50,000 employees in 60 countries, B. Braun achieved a turnover in 2014 of 5.5 billion euros. With a direct representation in New Zealand established in 2014 to meet the specific needs of the New Zealand healthcare market, B. Braun New Zealand is supporting health care services across the country with a dedicated team of experts, B. Braun global standards of excellence and the complete solutions that B. Braun provides.

www.bbraun.co.nz

Main Office
09 373 5601

Customer Service
0800 227 286

To enable superior health outcomes for patients, by providing them with access to the best medical systems available worldwide

Founded in 1992, Device Technologies is an established distributor of quality and technologically-advanced medical equipment and consumables. The company is Australian-owned and employs more than 600 healthcare specialists and support staff in Australia and New Zealand.

  • All products are professionally supported by qualified Product Managers and specialists, trained to work in surgical and operating room environments.
  • Clinical Educators provide accredited training, in-servicing and ongoing clinical support.
  • Technical Service personnel service and maintain our extensive range of capital equipment.
  • Regulatory Affairs ensure all products are correctly listed with the TGA.

www.device.co.nz

Main Office
09 913 2009

Customer Service
0508 338 423

Endoventure was founded in 2007 by Rachelle Hodgson who has extensive industry experience. In July 2016 we became a member of the Endotherapeutics Group, with representation in both New Zealand and Australia. Our team works in partnership with health professionals and has the clinical expertise to discuss cases, treatment options and new technologies and procedures.

We bring together complimentary products from selected manufacturing sources to form a cohesive and comprehensive range. We specialise in the following product areas:

  • Products associated with the treatment of arterial and vascular disease
  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology & Gynaecology
  • Medical storage and inventory solutions
  • Patient fall management

www.endoventure.com

Customer Service
0800 363 669

Fresenius Kabi is a global healthcare company that specialises in lifesaving medicines and technologies for infusion, transfusion and clinical nutrition. Our products and services are used to help care for critically and chronically ill patients. With our corporate philosophy of “caring for life”, we are committed to putting essential medicines and technologies in the hands of professionals who help patients and finding the best answers to the challenges they face.

Fresenius Kabi specialises in:
  • I.V. generic drugs
  • Infusion and Nutrition Systems
  • Transfusion Medicine and Cell Therapies
  • Clinical Nutrition 
  • Biosimilars
  • Gastroenterology

The Global Medics Group is a young dynamic company servicing the Australasian market with unique and niche products to the four Key Healthcare market segments – Aged Care, Theatre/Surgical, Hospital and Pharmacy/IT.

Specialisations focusing on: Infection Control, Pharmacy Automation and Management, Continence Management, Lean Inventory Management and Mobile Computing.

Main Office

09 920 9900

Customer Service

0800 45 66 33

www.globalmedics.co.nz

At LifeHealthcare we bring Australian and New Zealand healthcare professional’s innovative medical devices and technologies by partnering with world-class companies who share our vision for innovation and making a real difference to people’s lives. The company now employs over 400 people throughout ANZ and has an established office and warehouse facility in Auckland. LifeHealthcare has a broad portfolio of products and therapeutic areas includingSpine, Orthopaedics (Extremities, Recon, and Regen), Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, Robotics, Neurovascular Intervention, Medical Capital and Consumables, Neurosurgery, Abdo-pelvic, and Enabling Technology. We are pleased to announce our new Interventional Technologies division to NZ. This will enable the NZ IV Access nurses to custom select all of their IV access requirements from custom packs for their patients from DIVA, PICV, PICCs, Midline and accessories.

Our passion is health. Our purpose is helping to make life better for others.

wwww.lifehealthcare.co.nz

Customer Care 0800 880 448

New Zealand Medical & Scientific Ltd is a privately owned company that was formed in 1982 with the vision of supplying high quality and leading edge medical products to our valued customers. There are 5 divisions ranging from Point of Care Diagnostics to Pharmacology and including our Medical and Vascular Access Division.

Karen Clegg is the South Island & Lower North Island Territory Manager whose wealth of experience is valued by her customers. Karen has been with NZMS for over 12 years, with a Renal Dialysis background is an excellent resource, has also developed educational material with the use of SoluMED skin prep products.

Ruth Hughes – Manager of the Division, has been with NZMS for over 6 years. Also with a renal dialysis background and like Karen a passion for evidence based practice and the development of new technology enhancing improved patient outcomes. The companies we represent have a synergy with IV Vascular access from the skin site preparation to the care and insertion of the actual devices. We supply all additional training and inservice for our products as part of our services to the hospitals.

NZMS has been a corporate member of IVNNZ Inc. since 1999.

www.nzms.co.nz

Main Office
09 259 4062

We connect New Zealand with world leaders in medical technology

Obex Medical is a New Zealand-owned company with the objective of serving the needs of the medical community with the supply of interventional, consumable and implantable devices which enable the delivery of the best diagnosis and therapy for the patient.

Obex’s product areas include Interventional Radiology, Peripheral Intervention, Cardiothoracic, Vascular, IVF, Anaesthesia, Critical Care, ENT, Endoscopy, General, Colorectal and General Surgery, Gynaecology and Urology.

We represent Cook Medical, a world leader in product innovation and at the forefront of medical research who produce a wide range of intravenous devices including PICCs and CVCs, and also Interrad Medical, the manufacturer of SecurAcath® catheter securement device.

Our team of Sales Consultants and a dedicated Clinical Educator offers comprehensive product training and support to our customers, particularly nursing professionals. 

www.obex.co.nz

Main Office
09 630 3456

Customer Service
0800 656 239

Protec Solutions is a NZ-owned importer/wholesaler which distributes a range of internationally-recognised branded products and other health care consumables into public and private hospitals and other medical markets, retail chains and local medical distributors. The company, based in Wellington, has been in business since 1998 and in that time has established a reputation for the quality and support of its international agency brands and the commitment of its knowledgeable and experienced team in providing a high level of customer service.

Protec Solutions is a member of the Independent Medical Distributors of New Zealand (IMD), a group of New Zealand’s leading privately-owned medical and surgical companies with a combined turnover in excess of $200m and 400 employees committed to providing quality health care for all New Zealanders.

REM SYSTEMS is a New Zealand owned and operated medical equipment distribution company, with over 30 years experience in supplying intravenous equipment to hospitals throughout New Zealand.

REM SYSTEMS supplies hospitals with the well known CODAN brand of intravenous equipment. REM SYSTEMS also offers CODAN custom made intravenous equipment for clinicians with specific requirements. The extensive CODAN range offers needle free systems, neonatal sets, extension sets, urology sets, cytotoxic administration systems, high flow sets, gravity sets, compounding spikes and also protective equipment. REM SYSTEMS has a range of cost effective BEELINE disposable infusers. CODAN Argus volumetric and syringe drivers. PCA and Epidural Bodyguard infusion devices. We also offer innovative ZEFON securement devices for PICC lines, umbilical catheters, CVC catheters etc

REM SYSTEMS supplies New Zealand’s medical professionals with leading products and technologies that are designed to improve patient outcomes.

We are proud to support IVNNZ.

www.remsystems.co.nz

Main Office
09 570 3322

Customer Service
0508 654 258

Reynard Health Supplies is a leader in developing and manufacturing dry and pre-moistened wipes for the healthcare sectors.

We manufacture an extensive range of IV Preparation Pads offering various sizes and formulations to meet differing clinical solutions.  Our knowledge of customer needs and price competitiveness enables us to maintain our position as a highly professional and successful wipe producer. All products manufactured are fully supported with an extensive range of clinical data and evidence based information.

Reynard Health Supplies is an authorised Distributor of the healthE range of products which are manufactured locally in NZ. This range includes Chlorhexidine solutions produced in a variety of colours, concentrations and bottle sizes. Refer our local website for more product specific related information.

Should your healthcare facility require differing formulations, shapes or other sizes, please let us know.  We are more than happy to develop bespoke solutions specific for your required application.

Reynard Health supplies continually supports the local customer base in the provision of value added services and exemplary customer relationship management.

As a leader in the healthcare sector Reynard Health Supplies adhere to all government legislation and policies governing regulatory and ethical conduct.

Reynard Health Supplies is proud to support IVNNZ.

www.reynardhealth.com

Main Office
06 650 0709

Customer Service
0508 494 737

SOL-MILLENNIUM Medical Group is a global healthcare company dedicated to the design, manufacture and distribution of high-quality medical devices and personal protective equipment for people, patients and clinicians.

Tristel is the global leader in chlorine dioxide disinfectant solutions for infection prevention and contamination control. Tristel products are designed to clean and disinfect medical devices and surfaces. To ensure protection from infection in intravenous line insertions , Tristel have disinfection solutions for skin surface transducers that provide compliance to standards and guidelines, giving best patient outcomes.Chlorine dioxide is a broad-spectrum biocide with proven activity against bacteria, viruses, yeasts, mycobacteria, and bacterial spores when tested against European test norms. Chlorine dioxide has a proven public record of being a high-level, sporicidal disinfectant that is effective with contact times as short as 30 seconds.

Tristel also provides accessory products and services to support their product use, including dedicated online training, digital traceability, and device storage solutions.

www.tristel.com

Phone
64 07 577 1560

Teleflex is a global provider of medical technologies designed to improve the health and quality of people’s lives. We apply purpose driven innovation – a relentless pursuit of identifying unmet clinical needs – to benefit patients and healthcare providers. Our portfolio is diverse, with solutions in the fields of vascular and interventional access, surgical, anesthesia, cardiac care, urology, emergency medicine and respiratory care. Teleflex employees worldwide are united in the understanding that what we do every day makes a difference.

www.teleflex.com

Customer Service
0800 601 100

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Christopher Corkery

Christopher Corkery has lived in Hamilton Kirikiriroa for many years but still calls himself a Southlander. He has a very supportive wife and two children and a tired old dog that earns his keep by keeping the cats off the property. He’s about halfway through his science degree which he started 10 years ago but he feels like he may have to retire before he completes it.

Chris became a Registered CpRN in 1987 following a less than enthusiastic career as an electrician. Working with people was his aim and not fixing machines and crawling in roof spaces.

By accident rather than good planning he drifted towards medicine. His initial years were in general medicine, but then extended periods in oncology and haematology followed. Work experience included a year in Saudia Arabia on a Bone Marrow Transplant Unit followed by five years in Germany (Frankfurt and Cologne) in an Oncology and Haematology Unit at the University of Cologne.

Chris returned to New Zealand and commenced work again in haematology for approximately 3 years and then became interested in a new role established by the NZ Blood Service: the Transfusion Nurse Specialist role. He has been involved in this role almost from inception and has enjoyed developing it.

His job description can be concentrated down to a few themes: education, policy development, auditing/research and most importantly…Haemovigilance.

Haemovigilance for Chris is the critical programme that ensures safe blood gets to the NZ patient. Without it we would not have a modern efficient blood service. Chris’s presentation should convince you how important Haemovigilance is to a modern health system and where you can fit in.

Peggy Yip

Peggy has been a Paediatric Anaesthetist at Starship children’s Hospital since 2009, currently Deputy Service Clinical Director of Department of Paediatric Anaesthesia.

Her special interest areas are Anaesthesia for scoliosis and liver transplant. She developed a passion for vascular access in children since 2016 and spent her sabbatical time visiting international vascular access team in 2019. She’s the medical lead in our vascular access service at Starship, working closely with the vascular access nurse specialist. Peggy is looking forward to collaborating with other multidisciplinary teams within Starship and hopefully extending this work nationally.

Jackie Clappteron

Jackie Clappteron is lucky enough to hold a dual qualification as a Nurse Practitioner and a Critical Care Paramedic.

Her nursing care began in 1992 beginning in Orthopaedics and then the emergency department. She has been a Nurse Practitioner for nearly ten years. In 2000, Jackie commenced her Ambulance career.

She works in a front-line ECHO unit for St John and utilises both skill sets in Gisborne – Tairawhiti.

Jackie was the first recipient of the NZ Primary Health Care Awards – Nurse Practitioner of the year in 2020 and then in 2023 she received the Council of Ambulance Authorities – Women in Ambulance award.

Evan Alexandrou

Evan Alexandrou is a Clinical Associate Professor with the School of Nursing at the University of Wollongong as well as a Clinical Nurse Consultant in the Intensive Care Unit at Liverpool Hospital where he coordinates the Central Venous Access Service which is internationally renowned for its clinical expertise in vascular access procedures and research. Evan was one of the first nurses in Australia to place central venous catheters and one of the first clinicians (medical or nursing) in the world to insert chronic catheters (tunnelled dialysis catheters and implanted ports) at the bedside using non radiological confirmation.

Evan is involved in clinical education at an undergraduate and postgraduate level for Nursing and Medical training programs and is a conjoint senior lecturer with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of New South Wales. Evan is also an adjunct Associate Professor with the alliance for vascular access teaching and research (AVATAR) group at Griffith University. Evan has co-authored over 70 peer-reviewed publications that include the highest ranked medical and nursing journals and in 2021, was ranked in the top 2% of nursing scientists’ worldwide. He is a foundation member of the Australian Vascular Access Society, an international faculty member and scientific committee member for the World Congress on Vascular Access.

Tasneem Mussa

Tasneem is a Vascular Access Nurse Specialist at Starship Children’s Health. Her interest in paediatric vascular access stems from her years working at the Starship Blood and Cancer Centre. 

She completed her Master of Nursing in 2021 and has been working towards establishing a Vascular Access Service and standardisation of care in Child Health. Her passions within vascular access include Clabsi prevention, longevity of catheters and ensuring the right catheter is selected for the right child.