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  • Short Peripheral Catheter (SPC) Checklist: Think Safety, Insert Safely

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    The SPC Checklist was developed by and for infusion nurses to promote safe practices from start to finish of peripheral infusion therapy.

    The SPC Checklist was developed by and for infusion nurses to promote safe practices from start to finish of peripheral infusion therapy.

  • Making the Business Case for Infusion Teams: The Purpose, People, and Process

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    Currently, some hospitals enjoy the financial and clinical benefits of infusion nurse specialists working on infusion teams. The goal for this paper is to educate infusion nurse leaders about the process needed to make the business case for infusion teams. This information will educate nurses about how to convert the care they provide and the outcomes they produce into financial terms, a skill that is critical to enhance communication with executive officers and other decision makers within the hospital.

    Currently, some hospitals enjoy the financial and clinical benefits of infusion nurse specialists working on infusion teams. The goal for this paper is to educate infusion nurse leaders about the process needed to make the business case for infusion teams. This information will educate nurses about how to convert the care they provide and the outcomes they produce into financial terms, a skill that is critical to enhance communication with executive officers and other decision makers within the hospital.

  • Infusion Teams in Acute Care Hospitals: Call for a Business Approach: An Infusion Nurses Society White Paper

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    The need to provide quality infusion nursing care with skilled, knowledgeable, and competent nurses is strategic and necessary for the health care organization. By minimizing liability, infusion care delivery will be enhanced through the use of infusion nurse experts. As a result, INS has developed a white paper on the use of infusion teams in acute care hospitals.

    The need to provide quality infusion nursing care with skilled, knowledgeable, and competent nurses is strategic and necessary for the health care organization. By minimizing liability, infusion care delivery will be enhanced through the use of infusion nurse experts. As a result, INS has developed a white paper on the use of infusion teams in acute care hospitals.

  • Recommendations for Frequency of Assessment of the Short Peripheral Catheter Site Position Paper

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    As many organizations choose to follow the Infusion Nurses Society (INS) recommendations for peripheral intravenous (IV) site rotation based on clinical indications rather than a specific time frame, INS recognizes the critical importance of site assessment to identify any signs of complications.

    As many organizations choose to follow the Infusion Nurses Society (INS) recommendations for peripheral intravenous (IV) site rotation based on clinical indications rather than a specific time frame, INS recognizes the critical importance of site assessment to identify any signs of complications.

  • The Role of the Registered Nurse in Determining Distal Tip Placement of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters by Chest Radiograph

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    As a leader in infusion therapy, the Infusion Nurses Society (INS) recognizes the expanding scope of practice of the licensed registered nurse in the field of infusion therapy. It is the position of INS that a qualified registered nurse may determine the distal tip placement of peripherally inserted central catheters by chest radiograph.

    As a leader in infusion therapy, the Infusion Nurses Society (INS) recognizes the expanding scope of practice of the licensed registered nurse in the field of infusion therapy. It is the position of INS that a qualified registered nurse may determine the distal tip placement of peripherally inserted central catheters by chest radiograph.

  • The Role of the Registered Nurse in the Insertion of Intraosseous (IO) Access Devices

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    As a leader in infusion therapy, the Infusion Nurses Society (INS) convened a national task force of experts to examine the practice of registered nurses placing intraosseous access devices. It is the position of the Infusion Nurses Society that a qualified registered nurse, who is proficient in infusion therapy and who has been appropriately trained for the procedure, may insert, maintain, and remove intraosseous access devices.

    As a leader in infusion therapy, the Infusion Nurses Society (INS) convened a national task force of experts to examine the practice of registered nurses placing intraosseous access devices. It is the position of the Infusion Nurses Society that a qualified registered nurse, who is proficient in infusion therapy and who has been appropriately trained for the procedure, may insert, maintain, and remove intraosseous access devices.