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  • Virtual Conference: Strong Nurses, Strong Practice

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 05/21/2019 at 8:00 AM (EDT)

    Caring for the caregiver is often a discounted aspect of health care. Nurses pour out their compassion, strength, abilities, and expertise on behalf of their patients, yet often, their own personal health and well-being is neglected. This focus track is dedicated to building strong nurses and strong practice. This entire program has been approved for 5 contact hours and 10 CRNI® RUs and meets the INS Meeting criteria.

    STRONG NURSES, STRONG PRACTICE

    Caring for the caregiver is often a discounted aspect of health care. Nurses pour out their compassion, strength, abilities, and expertise on behalf of their patients, yet often, their own personal health and well-being is neglected. This focus track is dedicated to building strong nurses and strong practice.

    Championing Workplace Civility

    8:00 - 9:00 AM EDT
    • Understanding why horizontal violence exists
    • Steps that need to be taken in order to change the status quo
    • Applying the describe, express, specify, and consequences (DESC) model to strengthen civility in the workplace

    Compassion Fatigue and Burnout: Understanding the Differences and Managing the Consequences

    9:00 - 10:00 AM EDT
    • Development of a nurse-patient therapeutic relationship may put nurses at risk for compassion fatigue
    • Cumulative stress related to the work environment can contribute to burnout
    • Explore strategies to recognize and manage the symptoms of compassion fatigue and burnout and mitigate the risks 

    Substance Use Disorder in Nursing

    10:30 - 11:30 AM EDT
    • Substance use disorder (SUD) is a complex disease with many serious consequences
    • Health care workers are not immune, and SUD is especially challenging in the nursing profession
    • This session will describe SUD, identify the symptoms, and discuss the nurse’s obligation to act if SUD is suspected in a colleague

    It's Time for YOU: The Healthy Infusion Nurse

    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT
    • Take a moment to think about taking better care of yourself and getting healthy
    • Attendees will learn about mind-body interventions including the power of gratitude, meditation, grounding, mindfulness, and breathing

    Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation

    1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT
    • American Nurses Association’s (ANA’s) “Healthy Risk Appraisal,” led to the Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN) initiative.
    • This session will discuss the key areas of nurse well-being including rest, nutrition, physical activity, quality of life, and safety and how to implement them into practice
    Contact Hours

    This entire program has been approved for 5 contact hours. Expiration date for receipt of contact hours: May 21, 2022

    CRNI® Recertification Units

    This entire program has been approved for 10 CRNI® recertification units and meets the INS Meeting criteria.

    *Note: Participants who attend the live version of this program at INS 2019 in Baltimore, MD are not eligible to receive contact hours or CRNI® recertification units through this online program.

    Championing Workplace Civility

    Arna Robins, MSN, RN, CEN, CFRN, NREMT
    8:00 - 9:00 AM EDT

    Although nurses enter the profession to help others, many times nurses are not helpful to one another. All nurses must understand why horizontal violence exists and what steps need to be taken to change the status quo. This session will define and describe different types of horizontal violence and discuss the reasons for its occurrence. Using the describe, express, specify, and consequences (DESC) model, attendees will learn how to have difficult conversations with colleagues in an effort to strengthen civility in the workplace.

    Learning Outcomes: After the session, attendees will be able to describe horizontal violence and discuss strategies for having difficult conversations.


    Compassion Fatigue and Burnout: Understanding the Differences and Managing the Consequences

    Deborah Boyle, MSN, RN, AOCNS®, FAAN
    Marlene Steinheiser, PhD, RN, CRNI®
    9:00 - 10:00 AM EDT

    When developing a nurse-patient therapeutic relationship, a nurse’s proclivity for empathy may put them at risk for compassion fatigue. Cumulative stress related to the work environment can contribute to burnout. Although compassion fatigue and burnout have similarities in etiologies, triggers, and symptoms, they differ in several ways. This session will explore strategies on how to recognize and  manage the symptoms of both situations, understand the similarities and differences, and how to mitigate the risks.

    Learning Outcomes: After the session, attendees will be able to describe the similarities and differences between compassion fatigue and burnout, and verbalize potential strategies to manage both.


    Substance Use Disorder in Nursing

    Suzanne Alunni-Kinkle, MSN, RN, CARN
    10:30 - 11:30 AM EDT

    Substance use disorder (SUD) is a complex disease with many serious consequences. SUD can range in severity from substance misuse to substance dependency. Health care workers are not immune, and SUD is especially challenging in the nursing profession. This disorder affects as many as 1 in 10 nurses, many of whom are not identified and may continue to practice, potentially endangering the lives of patients. This session will describe SUD, identify the symptoms, and discuss the nurse’s obligation to act if SUD is suspected in a colleague.

    Learning Outcomes: After the session, attendees will be able to identify behavioral and physical changes that occur with SUD and will understand steps to take if SUD is suspected.


    It's Time for YOU: The Healthy Infusion Nurse

    Melissa Harker, MSN, RN-BC
    Sara Scheller, BSN, RN, CCRN, NBC-HWC
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

    When was the last time you took a moment to think about taking better care of yourself and getting healthy? In this mind-body connection session, attendees will learn about mind-body interventions, including the power of gratitude, meditation, grounding, mindfulness, and breathing.

    Learning Outcome: After the session, attendees will be able to describe mind-body strategies that foster health and wellness.


    Healthy  Nurse, Healthy Nation

    Holly Carpenter, BSN, RN
    1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT

    Many nurses in the United States are overweight, do not get enough sleep, do not eat the recommended daily amount of fruits and vegetables, and have high workplace stress. In recognition of this alarming data from the American Nurses Association’s (ANA’s) “Healthy Risk Appraisal,” ANA created the Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN) initiative. This session will discuss the key areas of nurse well-being including rest, nutrition, physical activity, quality of life, and safety, along with strategies for implementation in practice.

    Learning Outcomes: After the session, attendees will be able to discuss the HNHN initiative and make a commitment to improve their own health and wellness.


    Contact Hours

    This entire program has been approved for 5 contact hours.

     Expiration date for receipt of contact hours: May 21, 2022


    CRNI® Recertification Units

    This entire program has been approved for 10 CRNI® recertification units and meets the INS Meeting criteria.

    *Note: Participants who attend the live version of this program at INS 2019 in Baltimore, MD are not eligible to receive contact hours or CRNI® recertification units through this online program.

    Arna Robins, MSN, RN, CEN, CFRN, NREMT

    PeaceHealth

    Arna K. Robins, MSN, RN, CEN, CFRN, NREMT, was a pediatric/neonatal flight nurse in the Southwest, before returning to the Pacific Northwest in 2012, where she is a house supervisor at Peace Island Medical Center in Friday Harbor, Washington. She obtained an MSN from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix and a BSN from Azusa Pacific University in Azua, California, and she is a coauthor of the book The Dauntless Nurse: Communications Confidence Builder.

    Deborah Boyle, MSN, RN, AOCNS®, FAAN

    Advanced Oncology Nursing Resources

    Deborah Boyle, MSN, RN, AOCNS®, FAAN, is a certified advanced oncology clinical nurse specialist who has practiced for more than 4 decades. She has been the recipient of numerous honors from the Oncology Nursing Society, and in 1999, she was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing. Debi has delivered many lectures in the United States and abroad, and is the author of more than 300 publications and 4 books.

    Marlene Steinheiser, PhD, RN, CRNI®

    Infusion Nurses Society

    Marlene Steinheiser, PhD, RN, CRNI®,  is the Infusion Nurses Society's director of nursing education. Dr. Steinheiser has more than 30 years of nursing experience in acute care, home infusion/home care, long-term care, education, and regulatory environments. Her research interest is compassion fatigue and its effects on nurses, patients, and organizations. Dr. Steinheiser's most recent research on compassion fatigue among nurses in skilled nursing facilities has been supported by grants from the University of Arizona and Sigma Theta Tau.

    Suzanne Alunni-Kinkle, MSN, RN, CARN

    FSSolutions

    Suzanne Alunni-Kinkle, MSN, RN, CARN, has more than 29 years of experience in substance use disorder treatment and prevention. Currently, she is director of business  development–recovery management solutions for FSSolutions, an administrator of professional health monitoring services. Previously, she was chief nursing director of the Intervention Project for Nurses of the Florida Nurses Association and director of the New Jersey State Nurses Association's recovery and monitoring program. She serves on the executive of board of directors for the International Nurses Society of Addictions and the board of directors of the National Organization of Alternative Programs. Ms. Alunni-Kinkle is a member of the American Nurses Association and the Florida Nurses Association.

    Melissa Harker, MSN, RN-BC

    Hackensack Meridian Health

    Melissa Harker, MSN, RN-BC, is the manager of education for integrative health and medicine at Hackensack Meridian Health. She holds a master's degree in nursing education and a national certification in gerontology. Currently working on a doctoral degree with a focus on nursing leadership, she also has studied at the BirchTree Center of Healthcare Transformation and is a graduate of the Integrative Healing Arts Academy. Ms. Harker is a visiting professor at several universities and a published writer.

    Sara Scheller, BSN, RN, CCRN, NBC-HWC

    Hackensack Meridian Health

    Sara Scheller, BSN, RN, CCRN, NBC-HWC, is a nationally board-certified  health and wellness coach and an integrative nurse health coach for the integrative health and medicine program at Hackensack Meridian Health in New Jersey. Ms. Scheller received a BSN from Stockton University in Galloway Township in New Jersey and has trained at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, the HeartMath Institute, and the Birch Tree Center for Healthcare Transformation. She is also an active member of the American Holistic Nurses Association and a system-wide health and wellness nursing council.

    Holly Carpenter, BSN, RN

    American Nurses Association

    Holly Carpenter, BSN, RN, is the senior policy advisor for the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) Nursing Practice and Work Environment and Innovation departments. Her responsibilities include ANA's Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation initiatives, such as the Grand Challenge; resources and continuing education programs; and supporting work environment issues. Before joining the ANA, she was worked for the Maryland Nurses Association and the state of Maryland’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

  • Non-suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI): Adolescent Truths

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered Includes a Live Event on 04/10/2019 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Non-suicidal self-injury is behavior with intent to inflict short-term physical pain rather than deal with emotional pain. Not only is this phenomenon increasing, but clinicians still lack understanding regarding why individuals partake in this behavior. Although counter-intuitive, those who self-harm attempt to replace their emotional pain with physical pain. This presentation is intended to stimulate thought in those who provide assessment and treatment of the adolescent population, primarily in those with emotional disorders. A short case study and discussion of best practice will be discussed.

    Non-suicidal self-injury is behavior with intent to inflict short-term physical pain rather than deal with emotional pain. Not only is this phenomenon increasing, but clinicians still lack understanding regarding why individuals partake in this behavior. Although counter-intuitive, those who self-harm attempt to replace their emotional pain with physical pain. This presentation is intended to stimulate thought in those who provide assessment and treatment of the adolescent population, primarily in those with emotional disorders. A short case study and discussion of best practice will be discussed.

    Learning Outcomes:
    At the end of this educational activity, learners will be able to:
    • Describe what NSSI is and what it is not
    • Describe how NSSI has changed since first identified in 1993
    • Determine who it affects
    • Understand how NSSI is portrayed in or propagated by media
    • Communicate what can be done to reduce this phenomenon 

    Renee Bauer, PhD, MS, RN

    Indiana State University

    Renee Bauer, PhD, MS, RN, is an associate professor at Indiana State University. Dr. Bauer teaches classes that encompass assessment to medical-surgical nursing and has been the director of second degree students for the past 8 years. She has more than 25 years of experience as a nurse (primarily in a psychiatric setting), and her work has been published by more than 25 publications. She is an officer of Sigma Theta Tau honor society, and a member of other organizations such as the National League of Nursing and the Indiana State Board of Nursing. She is currently pursuing a certificate to become a psychiatric nurse practitioner.

    CRNI® RUs: This session has been approved for 1 CRNI® recertification unit and meets the non INS Meeting criteria.

    Contact Hours: This session has been approved for 1 contact hour

    Expiration date for receipt of contact hours: April 10, 2022

    To receive contact hours for this educational activity, you are required to attend the entire educational activity and complete the evaluation.


    INS is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

  • Sepsis Management

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered Recorded On: 03/13/2019

    Sepsis is a medical emergency that may include long-term health and social consequences for the affected individuals and their families. In recent years, health care professionals have made great strides in understanding the pathophysiology of sepsis which have led to earlier diagnosis and improved patient outcomes. This webinar will discuss the most recent changes in early detection methods and the new tools available for physicians and nurses that help identify the symptoms of sepsis sooner.

    Sepsis is a medical emergency that may include long-term health and social consequences for the affected individuals and their families. In recent years, health care professionals have made great strides in understanding the pathophysiology of sepsis which have led to earlier diagnosis and improved patient outcomes. This webinar will discuss the most recent changes in early detection methods and the new tools available for physicians and nurses that help identify the symptoms of sepsis sooner.

    Learning Outcomes:
    At the end of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
    1) Define sepsis and septic shock
    2) Recognize the importance of early identification of patients with sepsis
    3) Discuss best practices for treating sepsis

    Emily Cannon, DNP, MS, BS, RN

    Indiana State University

    Emily Cannon, DNP, MS, BS, RN, is an instructor in the baccalaureate nursing program at Indiana State University since 2012, where she teaches medical-surgical nursing. From 2003 to 2012, she was a member of the nursing faculty at Ivy Technical Community College. Prior to that role, she was a medical-surgical float nurse and an infection control practitioner at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Indiana. Emily earned an associate of science degree in nursing from Vincennes University in 1995 and went on to complete a bachelor of science degree and a master’s degree in nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University. In May 2015, she completed a doctoral program in nursing practice at Indiana State University.

    CRNI® RUs: This session has been approved for 1 CRNI® recertification unit and meets the non INS Meeting criteria.

    Contact Hours: This session has been approved for 1 contact hour

    Expiration date for receipt of contact hours: March 13, 2022

    To receive contact hours for this educational activity, you are required to attend the entire educational activity and complete the evaluation.


    INS is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

  • Episode 37: March 6, 2019 - ANTT- an International Standard for Safe Aseptic Technique, Part 1

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Noticing variability in clinical aseptic technique practices? Learn about standardizing clinical practice in a discussion with Stephen Rowley and Simon Clare.

    Noticing variability in clinical aseptic technique practices? Learn about standardizing clinical practice in a discussion with Stephen Rowley and Simon Clare.

    Stephen Rowley, MSc, BSc (Hons), RN, RSCN

    Association for Aseptic Technique (ANTT)

    Stephen Rowley, MSc, BSc (Hons), RN, RSCN, is clinical director for the Association for Safe Aseptic Practice (ASAP) and the originator of the ANTT Clinical Practice Framework. Mr. Rowley leads the ASAP, a not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization with a global purview. Working closely with organizations and governments around the world, he has helped realize improvements in aseptic practice and health care-associated infections. His peer-reviewed publications are widely cited, and as a leading expert on aseptic technique he lectures internationally.

    Simon Clare, MRes, BA, RN

    The Association for Safe Aseptic Practice (ASAP)

    Simon Clare, MRes, BA, RN, is the research and practice development director at The Association for Safe Aseptic Practice. He has been a registered nurse for 28 years and a clinical nurse specialist for 15 years. His background is in haematopoietic stem cell transplantation, and he has worked at the Myeloma Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas, and at University College London Hospitals. A former visiting lecturer at City, University of London and member of the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation research group, Mr. Clare was a joint winner of the 2008 Nursing Times award for infection control nursing.

    ANTT- an International Standard for Safe Aseptic Technique 
    Part 1

    Guests:
    • Stephen Rowley, MSc, BSc (Hons), RN, RSCN, Clinical Director of the Association for Safe Aseptic Practice and originator of ANTT®
    • Simon Clare, MRes, BA, RN, Research and Practice Development Director at The Association for Safe Aseptic Practice

    Invasive clinical procedures pose infection risks for patients in all care settings. It is imperative that health care workers employ standardized practice protocols for all invasive procedures. INS podcast guests Stephen Rowley and Simon Clare will discuss the importance of aseptic non-touch technique (ANTT) and will share their work with the Association for Safe Aseptic Practice. 

    Resource:
    http://antt.org/ANTT_Site/home... 

  • Episode 36: February 20, 2019 - Raising Awareness for ALS: A Conversation with INS 2019 Keynote Speaker Nancy Frates

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Attending INS 2019? Listen to a preview of this year’s keynote speaker, Nancy Frates as she shares her personal experience with ALS.

    Attending INS 2019? Listen to a preview of this year’s keynote speaker, Nancy Frates as she shares her personal experience with ALS. 

    Nancy Frates

    On March 13, 2012, Nancy’s 27-year old son Peter was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Her family’s world changed in an instant. They were told that there is no treatment or cure and the prognosis was 2 to 5 years. Since that day, Nancy has immersed herself in the ALS community as an advocate and thought leader. During the past 7 years Nancy has traveled and networked to the offices of CEOs, senators, congressmen, top doctors and governmental authorities. She has testified in Washington, D.C. on Capitol Hill, at the White House, and to an FDA panel regarding important issues affecting the ALS community. Nancy has developed strong relationships with executives at both the local and national levels of ALS organizations involved in research, patient support, advocacy, and fundraising.

    In August 2014, Nancy’s son Peter along with their family and supporters inspired the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to go viral, raising $220 million for the ALS Association and its global partners. During that August and the months following, Nancy has been interviewed by numerous domestic and international television, magazine and web media outlets. She also began speaking at many events both domestically and internationally, to inspire others with her family’s story and to continue the momentum created for their cause, ALS.

    Nancy holds a business degree from Boston College and an honorary Doctorate in Humane Studies from Endicott College. During her 14-year career at Keller Williams, Nancy was a top agent in her Market Center serving on the ALC and working on many committees throughout her agent career. She also held positions in the Beverly Market Center as the productivity coach, team leader, and lead trainer.

    She currently serves on the Board of Trustees at Endicott college. Her “Ted Talk,” program on Ted.com, has been viewed over 1 million times and her corporate, inspirational speaking has taken her all over the world including Mumbai, Austria, Sweden, and Australia.

    Guest: Nancy Frates, INS 2019 Keynote Speaker

    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive neuromuscular disease, affects 30,000 people in the United States where at least 5000 new cases are diagnosed each year. Individuals with ALS are now living longer primarily due to new research, promising treatment, and disease advocacy initiatives. Listen in as Nancy Frates, INS 2019 keynote speaker, shares her personal family story and experience with ALS. Nancy is a dynamic individual who, with her family, has raised awareness for ALS exponentially both nationally and internationally.  

    Resources:
    • Frates Family Foundation at www.spotfund.com 
    • INS 2019: www.ereg.me/INS2019 

  • Short Peripheral Catheter Infiltration: Minimizing Risks to Improve Outcomes

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered Recorded On: 02/13/2019

    Hospitalized patients receiving medications or fluids via short peripheral catheters (SPCs) are at risk for infiltration. Infiltration can increase patient length of stay, result in repeated vascular access procedures, increase costs by use of supplies and nursing time, lead to short-term and long-term patient harm, and decrease patient satisfaction. Early detection of infiltration can minimize risks by prompt intervention. Quality improvement projects have been directed toward staff education on SPC insertion, maintenance, assessment, and monitoring. This webinar will discuss current research and practice initiatives, as well as the benefits of emerging technology aimed at reducing infiltration.

    Commercial Support: ivWatch

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    Hospitalized patients receiving medications or fluids via short peripheral catheters (SPCs) are at risk for infiltration. Infiltration can increase patient length of stay, result in repeated vascular access procedures, increase costs by use of supplies and nursing time, lead to short-term and long-term patient harm, and decrease patient satisfaction. Early detection of infiltration can minimize risks by prompt intervention. Quality improvement projects have been directed toward staff education on SPC insertion, maintenance, assessment, and monitoring. This webinar will discuss current research and practice initiatives, as well as the benefits of emerging technology aimed at reducing infiltration.

    Learning Outcomes:
    At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
    1. Identify risk factors associated with SPC infiltration
    2. Describe the benefits of early and ongoing assessment to detect infiltration 

    Gregory Schears, MD

    Mayo Clinic

    Gregory J. Schears, MD, is a pediatric intensivist and anesthesiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He has had a long-standing interest in reducing patient complications and improving the approach to vascular access. He is a consultant to the department of anesthesiology and the division of pediatric critical care medicine, the physician liaison to the nurse-led peripherally inserted central catheter team, and is also the comedical director of the cardiovascular pediatric surgical intensive care unit. An associate  professor of anesthesiology, Dr. Schears has presented locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

    Disclosure: ivWatch; Consultant Fee; COI resolved

    CRNI® RUs: This session has been approved for 1 CRNI® recertification unit and meets the non INS Meeting criteria.

    Contact Hours: This session has been approved for 1 contact hour

    Expiration date for receipt of contact hours: February 13, 2022

    To receive contact hours for this educational activity, you are required to attend the entire educational activity and complete the evaluation.


    INS is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

  • Episode 35: February 6, 2019 - Infiltration: Not What We Thought It Was

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Short peripheral catheter (SPC) infiltration: Using technology as another tool to improve patient outcomes.

    Short peripheral catheter (SPC) infiltration: Using technology as another tool to improve patient outcomes.
    Commercial Support: ivWatch

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    Mary Alexander, MA, RN, CRNI®, CAE, FAAN

    Chief Executive Officer, INS

    Mary Alexander, MA, RN, CRNI®, CAE, FAAN, has served as CEO of the Infusion Nurses Society (INS) and Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation since 1997. She is also editor-in-chief of the Journal of Infusion Nursing, the Core Curriculum for Infusion Nursing, and INS’ textbook, Infusion Nursing: An Evidence-Based Approach. In addition, Mary represented INS on the panel that revised the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections in 2011. She speaks globally on topics such as the benefits of the specialty practice of infusion nursing, the development of standards of practice, and improving patient safety.

    Gary Warren

    President and CEO, ivWatch

    Gary Warren serves as president and CEO of ivWatch, the only provider of noninvasive continuous monitoring devices for the early detection of peripheral intrvaneous infiltrations and extravastions. In his role, Gary oversees all aspects of operations and strategic direction for the company. He has more than 30 years’ experience with product management and delivery within a range of environments, from small startups to large public companies and government programs. Gary holds a bachelor of science in aeronautical engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a master of science from Mississippi State University in aerospace engineering/computational fluid dynamics. 

    About ivWatch: 
    ivWatch, LLC is the leading medical device manufacturer and biosensor technology company focused on improving patient safety and the effectiveness of intravenous therapy. Our dedicated and passionate team is focused on our company vision of eliminating patient harm caused by infiltrations and extravasations. Through our innovative monitored IV solutions, we help minimize the risks associated with adverse IV events. Follow us on Twitter @ivWatch or Facebook @ivWatchLLC. www.ivwatch.com

    Guests:
    Mary Alexander, MA, RN, CRNI®, CAE, FAAN
    Gary Warren, President and CEO of ivWatch 

    Even when the most diligent bedside nurse is following SPC assessment protocols, infiltration or extravasation may still occur. This podcast will discuss the various causes of infiltration, and how these events are often based on patient factors such as age, vessel health, and infusate characteristics rather than the result of improper SPC placement. To ensure optimal patient care, infusion nurses and industry partners must continually review available evidence and technological advancements to ensure a given standard or technology supports the best care possible to the patient. Working as a team with clinicians, first-to-market device company ivWatch will share lessons learned about education and improving patient outcomes related to peripheral IV infiltration and extravasation.

    Resources:
    www.ivwatch.com
    www.ivwatch.com/whitepaperform

  • Episode 34: January 23, 2019 - Psychiatric Nursing: Caring for the Whole Person

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Are you concerned about meeting the needs of patients with mental health conditions? Join Dr. Renee Bauer for this podcast to learn about the importance of listening, communicating, and practicing professional presence.

    Are you concerned about meeting the needs of patients with mental health conditions? Join Dr. Renee Bauer for this podcast to learn about the importance of listening, communicating, and practicing professional presence.

    Renee Bauer, PhD, MS, RN

    Indiana State University

    Renee Bauer, PhD, MS, RN, is an associate professor at Indiana State University. Dr. Bauer teaches classes that encompass assessment to medical-surgical nursing and has been the director of second degree students for the past 8 years. She has more than 25 years of experience as a nurse (primarily in a psychiatric setting), and her work has been published by more than 25 publications. She is an officer of Sigma Theta Tau honor society, and a member of other organizations such as the National League of Nursing and the Indiana State Board of Nursing. She is currently pursuing a certificate to become a psychiatric nurse practitioner.

    Guest:
    Renee Bauer, PhD, MS, RN
    Associate Professor, Indiana State University

    Infusion nurses manage care for patients of all ages and in all care settings. Many have multiple therapeutic needs, including mental health care. A holistic nursing approach is important when managing care for patients with mental health conditions. Listening attentively, asking open-ended questions, practicing presence of self, and developing therapeutic relationships are essential elements of providing nursing care. Listen in as Dr. Renee Bauer discusses her passion for psychiatric nursing and communication methods that will strengthen your nursing skills.

    Resource:
    1. National Alliance on Mental Illness. Mental illness awareness week. https://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/Awareness-Events/Mental-Illness-Awareness-Week. Accessed January 7, 2019. 

  • Bleeding Disorders: Management of Pediatric Patients

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered Recorded On: 01/16/2019

    Bleeding disorders are rare and complex, and to some nurses, frightening. The information in this presentation is designed to introduce and discuss the management of pediatric patients with a bleeding disorder. Infusion nurses are key to high-quality care in the home setting. Therefore, bleeding disorder-specific education is critical in the implementation and delivery of excellent nursing care. During this presentation, participants will explore the classifications of bleeding disorders, review laboratory tests necessary for diagnosing a bleeding disorder, and discuss current and emerging treatment options, as well as complications associated with bleeding disorders.

    Bleeding disorders are rare and complex, and to some nurses, frightening. The information in this presentation is designed to introduce and discuss the management of pediatric patients with a bleeding disorder. Infusion nurses are key to high-quality care in the home setting. Therefore, bleeding disorder-specific education is critical in the implementation and delivery of excellent nursing care. During this presentation, participants will explore the classifications of bleeding disorders, review laboratory tests necessary for diagnosing a bleeding disorder, and discuss current and emerging treatment options, as well as complications associated with bleeding disorders. 

    Learning Outcomes: 
    At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
    • Describe the classifications of hemophilia A, hemophilia B, and von Willebrand disease (VWD).
    • Recall the types of screening for hemophilia A, B, and vWD.
    • Discuss the treatment for hemophilia A, hemophilia B, and vWD.
    • Recognize signs and symptoms of complications in pediatric patients with a bleeding disorder.

    Ashley Smith, MSN, RN, CRNI®

    Nurse Specialist, Bleeding Disorders

    Ashley Smith, MSN, RN, CRNI®, is a nurse specialist in bleeding disorder therapies at Paragon Healthcare Specialty. Before her career in specialty pharmacy, Mrs. Smith spent many years caring for pediatric and adult patients in the emergency department. She has also worked in cardiology, general medicine, and outpatient surgery. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Jacksonville State University and an MSN in nursing education from the University of North Alabama. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, now known as Sigma. 

    Disclosure: No conflict of interest to disclose

    CRNI® RUs: This session has been approved for 1 CRNI® recertification unit and meets the non INS Meeting criteria.

    Contact Hours: This session has been approved for 1 contact hour

    Expiration date for receipt of contact hours: January 16, 2022

    To receive contact hours for this educational activity, you are required to attend the entire educational activity and complete the evaluation.


    INS is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

  • Episode 33: January 9, 2019 - Inside INS: What’s New in 2019

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Listen in as INS leaders talk about what’s new at INS in 2019!

    Listen in as INS leaders talk about what’s new at INS in 2019! 

    Chris Hunt, MBA

    Executive Vice President, INS

    As INS’ executive vice president, Chris Hunt, MBA, works with the executive team to develop strategies for new business development and organizational growth. Chris began his career at INS in 1995 and has held the positions of meetings manager, director of meetings, and director of marketing, before assuming his current position as executive vice president. 

    Maria Connors, MBA

    Director of Operations and Member Services, INS

    Maria Connors, MBA, manages daily operations for INS and INCC, and oversees INS’ Member Services and Marketing departments. In addition to ensuring your membership experience with INS is a positive one, she also collaborates with the executive team to develop strategies for new business and organizational growth.

    Meghan Trupiano, MBA, CMP

    Meetings Manager, INS

    As INS’ meetings manager, Meghan Trupiano, MBA, manages all activities related to INS’ national meetings. She is responsible for exhibit space sales, advertising, and sponsorship sales, as well as attendee marketing.

    Marlene Steinheiser, PhD, RN, CRNI®

    Director of Nursing Education, INS

    Marlene serves as lead nurse planner with American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and works collaboratively with the National Council on Education (NCOE) to plan educational content for all INS conferences. She also establishes the clinical direction, content, and implementation of all educational offerings on the INS LEARNING CENTER and serves as a clinical liaison with other nursing and health care organizations. Marlene earned her PhD from the University of Arizona with a research focus on compassion fatigue within nursing.

    Guests: 

    • Chris Hunt, MBA, Executive Vice President, INS
    • Maria Connors, MBA, Director of Operations and Member Services, INS
    • Meghan Trupiano, MBA, CMP, Meetings Manager, INS
    • Marlene Steinheiser, PhD, RN, CRNI®, Director of Nursing Education, INS

    Would you like to learn more about how you can validate your nursing competencies in infusion practice? What’s a “solution room”? Are you interested in speaking at an upcoming educational seminar at INS? Or are you thinking about attending INS’ national conference—INS 2019—in Baltimore in May?  Listen in as INS leaders discuss all of these topics and more and discover what’s new in 2019.

    Resource:
    1. www.ins1.org