Why FITTER is so important   History of FITTER   The Rome Congress   Recommendations   Research

 

History of FITTER

The Strasbourg Workshop (Injection Technique), 1997

The Strasbourg Workshop (Injection Technique), 1997

42 participants, experts in injection from all over the world

  • First published IT recommendations in history
  • First anatomic evidence that ALL needles are too long
  • Strong promotion of pinch-up technique to avoid intramuscular injections
  • Commissioning of first Injection Technique questionnaire
  • Thousands of injection technique guides diffused worldwide

SITE (Second Injection Technique Event), Barcelona, 2000

80 participants, both diabetologists and nurses specialists

  • U-100 conversion recommendations
  • 5mm needle with extensive studies and recommendations
  • Injection Technique Survey results published showing lipohypertrophy is a BIG problem
  • New Recommendations published; a shorter needle is better
  • Local recommendations in all Western European countries
  • Anti-reuse messages nested throughout the new recommendations
  • Mini-SITE events held throughout the world
SITE (Second Injection Technique Event), Barcelona, 2000

TITAN (Third Injection Technique Workshop), Athens, 2009

TITAN (Third Injection Technique Workshop), Athens, 2009

95 participants from 25 countries

  • First ever data on skin and sub-cutaneous thickness
  • Second Injection Technique Survey results revealed needs which new recommendations met
  • Recommendations become WW standard
  • FIT groups are created in various countries of the world
  • 4 mm needles become the standard of care
  • Anti-reuse messages nested throughout the new recommendations
  • Mini-TITAN events held throughout the world

WISE (Workshop on Injection Safety in Endocrinology), Brussels, 2011

57 participants from 14 countries

  • Data presented from a large survey of Needlestick Injuries in European nurses
  • Results confirmed that sharps injury and blood exposure risks exist in diabetes treatment in a variety of settings
  • Introduction of series of measures such as implementing safe procedures, providing medical devices incorporating safety-engineered protection mechanisms and the banning of needle recapping
  • New recommendations for safe injections in Diabetes were drafted, approved and published
  • Application of the new EU Directive to diabetes care
WISE (Workshop on Injection Safety in Endocrinology), Brussels, 2011

FITTER (Scientific Congress), Rome 2016

FITTER (Scientific Congress), Rome, 2016

150 participants from 54 countries

  • Unprecedented injection technique survey data from around the world
  • Wealth of data on optimal needle geometry
  • Most extensive clinical data on any needle’s performance in history
  • Wealth of new data on lipohypertrophy
  • Unique Safety data on needlestick injuries
  • Unknown data on Infusion (e.g. silent occlusion)
  • Unique attendance plan (physical as well as virtual attendees)
Top
Stay connected