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  • Episode 8: July 20, 2016 - The Importance of Certification in Nursing

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    How important is certification in a nursing specialty today? How do you prepare for the challenge of achieving a certification? We explore these and other questions with Marvin Siegel, BS, RN, CRNI®, chair of INS’ RN Council, with a focus on the hard work that goes into crafting the CRNI® exam and what it takes for infusion nurses to prepare for it.

    How important is certification in a nursing specialty today? How do you prepare for the challenge of achieving a certification? We explore these and other questions with Marvin Siegel, BS, RN, CRNI®, chair of INS’ RN Council, with a focus on the hard work that goes into crafting the CRNI® exam and what it takes for infusion nurses to prepare for it.

  • Episode 7: May 18, 2016 - Mentoring the New Infusion Therapy Nurse

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Infusion therapy and the skills involved are given little attention in the undergraduate nursing curriculum. We chat with Mary Walsh BS, RN, CRNI® about teaching strategies to mentor nurses new to infusion therapy. Ms. Walsh spoke on this topic at INS 2016 in Ft. Lauderdale.

    Infusion therapy and the skills involved are given little attention in the undergraduate nursing curriculum. We chat with Mary Walsh BS, RN, CRNI® about teaching strategies to mentor nurses new to infusion therapy. Ms. Walsh spoke on this topic at INS 2016 in Ft. Lauderdale.

  • Episode 6: May 17, 2016 - Best Practices for Filter Use in Infusion Therapy

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    We sit down with Amy Clarke,Director of Specialty Infusion Services at Diplomat for a chat about her INS 2016 presentation on best practice for filter use in infusion therapy across all practice settings.

    We sit down with Amy Clarke,Director of Specialty Infusion Services at Diplomat for a chat about her INS 2016 presentation on best practice for filter use in infusion therapy across all practice settings.

  • Episode 5: May 17, 2016 - Bringing the Hospital Into the Home Care Setting

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    A discussion with Kathy Duckett, BSN, RN, President of K. Duckett Consulting about hospital-at-home programs that seek to provide acute care in the home setting. Modeled after successful programs in England, Canada, and Australia, you’ll learn how these programs have the potential to significantly reduce costs and complications related to hospitalization. Ms. Duckett spoke on this topic at INS 2016 in Ft. Lauderdale.

    A discussion with Kathy Duckett, BSN, RN, President of K. Duckett Consulting about hospital-at-home programs that seek to provide acute care in the home setting. Modeled after successful programs in England, Canada, and Australia, you’ll learn how these programs have the potential to significantly reduce costs and complications related to hospitalization. Ms. Duckett spoke on this topic at INS 2016 in Ft. Lauderdale.

  • Episode 4: May 16, 2016 - The Role of the Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse in Infusion Therapy for Long-Term Care

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Join us for a conversation with Corinne A. Bishop, RN, CRRN, CRNI®, National Director of Infusion Nursing for Omnicare a CVS company on the evolving role of LPN and LVN in the long-term care setting. Ms. Bishop spoke on this topic at INS 2016 in Ft. Lauderdale.

    Join us for a conversation with Corinne A. Bishop, RN, CRRN, CRNI®, National Director of Infusion Nursing for Omnicare a CVS company on the evolving role of LPN and LVN in the long-term care setting. Ms. Bishop spoke on this topic at INS 2016 in Ft. Lauderdale.

  • Episode 3: April 21, 2016 - Sepsis Alliance Interview

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    An informative interview with Marijke Vroomen Durning, RN, Director of Content for Sepsis Alliance, a charitable organization committed to battling sepsis. We’ll find out about the important work they’re doing to raise sepsis awareness among both the general public and healthcare professionals. For more information about the Sepsis Alliance, visit http://www.sepsis.org.

    An informative interview with Marijke Vroomen Durning, RN, Director of Content for Sepsis Alliance, a charitable organization committed to battling sepsis. We’ll find out about the important work they’re doing to raise sepsis awareness among both the general public and healthcare professionals. For more information about the Sepsis Alliance, visit http://www.sepsis.org.

  • Episode 2: March 1, 2016 - Turning Wine Into Water: Interview with INS 2016 Keynote Speaker Doc Hendley

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Doc Hendley has been saving lives, one glass of wine at a time. His nonprofit, Wine to Water, has dug, repaired, and sanitized drinking wells for 25,000 people in five Third World countries—an idea that started with wine tastings and a humble donation jar. While we look forward to his keynote address at INS 2016, learn more about his amazing story by downloading our podcast with him today.

    Doc Hendley has been saving lives, one glass of wine at a time. His nonprofit, Wine to Water, has dug, repaired, and sanitized drinking wells for 25,000 people in five Third World countries—an idea that started with wine tastings and a humble donation jar. While we look forward to his keynote address at INS 2016, learn more about his amazing story by downloading our podcast with him today.

  • Episode 1: December 7, 2015 - CRNI® Podcast Series: Why CRNI®?

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    If you’ve ever thought about taking the CRNI® exam, meet Suzanne Dutta RN – and now - CRNI®. Suzanne's reason for taking the exam was simple: "Because I wanted to be one of them." but getting there was the real story. Suzanne chats with us about her journey, from her peer-influenced decision to take the exam, the intense preparation that helped her learn more about the specialty than ever before, to the exhilaration when she found out she passed the exam. Visit www.incc1.org for more information on taking the CRNI® exam. Presented on December 7, 2015.

    If you’ve ever thought about taking the CRNI® exam, meet Suzanne Dutta RN – and now - CRNI®. Suzanne's reason for taking the exam was simple: "Because I wanted to be one of them." but getting there was the real story. Suzanne chats with us about her journey, from her peer-influenced decision to take the exam, the intense preparation that helped her learn more about the specialty than ever before, to the exhilaration when she found out she passed the exam. Visit www.incc1.org for more information on taking the CRNI® exam. Presented on December 7, 2015.

  • Virtual Conference: Risky Business in Infusion Therapy

    Contains 3 Component(s), 5 credits offered Recorded On: 05/09/2017

    Risk is inherent to any specialty and clinical practice setting. Infusion therapy is no exception. This virtual program will speak to some of these risks and how best to identify and mitigate them. This entire program has been approved for 5 contact hours and 10 CRNI® RUs and meets the INS Meeting criteria.

    Risky Business in Infusion Therapy

    Risk is inherent any specialty and clinical practice setting. Infusion therapy is no exception. This virtual program will speak to some of these risks and how best to identify and mitigate them.

    Risky Business in Infusion Practice

    9:00 - 10:00 AM EDT
    • Short cuts create at-risk behavior
    • Patients at risk
    • Examination and prevention of risky behavior

    Getting to the Root of the Problem

    10:00 - 11:00 AM EDT
    • Root cause analysis to prioritize vulnerabilities
    • Tools used for prevention of future hazards and events
    • System vulnerabilities

    Quality-based Outcomes in Infusion Care

    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT
    • Quality of care and outcomes measurements
    • Meeting/exceeding quality outcomes
    • Infusion care system

    How Manufacturers Work to Minimize Patient and Clinician Harm

    12:30 - 1:30 PM EDT
    • Quality principles
    • FDA requirements
    • Clinician and patient safety

    Reducing Risk in the Infusion Care Environment

    2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT
    • Potentially harmful elements of infusion therapy
    • Inpatient and outpatient risks
    • Recommendations for reducing errors in infusion care

    Participants who attend the live version of this program at INS 2017 in Minneapolis, MN are not eligible to receive contact hours or CRNI® recertification units through this online program.


    Risky Business in Infusion Practice

    Ross Koppel, PhD, FACMI CCS
    9:00 - 10:00 AM EDT

    Infusion nurses often find ways to create short cuts that create at-risk behavior, which inadvertently puts the patient at risk. This session will examine types of at-risk behavior, the reasons behind the behavior, and how to prevent the behavior.

    Learning Outcomes

    Learners will be able to define behavior that can put patients at risk and understand ways to reduce the risk.

    Getting to the Root of the Problem

    Pat Baird, MS, MBA, BS
    10:00 - 11:00 AM EDT

    Root cause analysis is a technique health care organizations use to prioritize the events, hazards, and vulnerabilities in their systems to understand what and why an event has occurred and how to prevent future events and actions to prevent harm. This session will discuss and demonstrate tools and methods used in root cause analysis.

    Learning Outcomes

    Learners will be able to describe the purpose of root cause analysis and will be able to apply the tools used in root cause analysis.


    Quality-Based Outcomes in Infusion Care

    Pat Baird, MS, MBA, BS
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

    Quality of care and outcomes measurements are at the heart of all patient care. This session explores ways to plan to meet and exceed quality outcomes within the infusion care system.  

    Learning Outcomes

    Learners will be able to apply quality techniques for meeting outcomes data, while reducing risk to patients.


    How Manufacturers Work to Minimize Patient and Clinician Harm

    Pamela Scott, MS
    12:30 - 1:30 PM EDT

    Manufacturers of drugs and devices for infusion therapy are required to follow the quality principles required by the FDA to bring a drug or device to market. This session will discuss how  manufactures work to minimize harm to  patients and clinicians.

    Learning Outcomes

    Learners will apply ways to reduce potential harm in infusion therapy.

    Reducing Risk in the Infusion Care Environment

    Elizabeth Rudolph, JD, MSN, RN
    2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT

    Infusion therapy is one of the most common, yet potentially harmful, treatments in hospitals and in outpatient care. Despite policies and procedures, adverse events--ranging from minor to catastrophic--can occur. This session identifies those potential harms and offers recommendations for reducing the potential for errors in infusion care.

    Learning Outcomes

    Learners will apply ways to reduce potential harms in infusion therapy.

    Contact Hours

    This entire program has been approved for 5 contact hours. Expiration date for receipt of contact hours: May 9, 2020

    CRNI® Recertification Units

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

    Ross Koppel, PhD, FACMI CCS

    Prof of Sociology; Senior Fellow LDI Wharton Univ of Pennsylvania

    Dr. Ross Koppel is a leading scholar of health care information technology and of the interactions of people, computers, and workplaces. His articles in JAMA, Journal of American Medical Informatics Association, Annals of Internal Medicine, The New England Journal of Medicine, Health Affairs, and Chest are considered seminal works. At the University of Pennsylvania, Professor Koppel teaches in the sociology department and is a senior fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at Wharton. Dr. Koppel is also a co-PI at Harvard University and conducts research on cybersecurity for the National Security Agency.

    Pat Baird, MS, MBA, BS

    Head of Software Standards/Regulations, Philips

    Pat Baird is head of global software standards at Philips. Previously, he was director of risk management at Baxter Healthcare. Drawing on 20 years’ experience in product development, he has published and presented more than 50 papers on topics such as software development, change management, stakeholder management, and risk management. In addition to an MBA, he holds a master's degree in health care quality and patient safety from Northwestern University.

    Pamela Scott, MS

    Senior Science Health Advisor, Food and Drug Administration

    Ms. Pamela Scott is a Senior Science Health Advisor in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health at FDA.  She currently coordinates and manages public health issues for a wide range of medical devices and has lead efforts in addressing the risk of tubing misconnections. Ms. Scott has background in evaluating and ensuring compliance with the Quality System regulation and good manufacturing practices for medical devices and in the review of premarket submissions.

    Elizabeth Rudolph, JD, MSN, RN

    President, Jurex Center for Legal Nurse Consulting

    Elizabeth Rudolph is an attorney and nurse with many years' experience practicing health care law in Memphis, Tennessee. She obtained her bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing, and a law degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Ms. Rudolph is the founder of Jurex Center for Legal Nurse Consultants, a company that certifies nurses in a 2-day course as professional legal nurse consultants. She is a national speaker on legal issues in nursing.

  • The National Opioid Crisis

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered Recorded On: 05/08/2017

    After the session, attendees will be able to evaluate when a patient has ­become addicted to opioids and develop a care plan for patients who present with an opioid ­addiction to include ­psychosocial issues and pain management control.

    The use of opioids for pain management continues to grow. Addiction to opioids has become ­common, as the use of prescription opioids for pain management rises. This session will discuss the opioid crisis, the evolution of addiction, treatment modalities, and how to treat the opioid-addicted patient when pain management is required.

    Learning Objectives

    After the session, attendees will be able to evaluate when a patient has ­become addicted to opioids and develop a care plan for patients who present with an opioid ­addiction to include ­psychosocial issues and pain management control.

    John Peterson, MD

    Executive Director

    Recovery Options

    CRNI® RUs: 2                                                                       
    This entire program has been approved for 2 CRNI® recertification units and meets the INS Meeting criteria.                                                                
    *Note: Participants who attended the live version of this program at INS 2017 in Minneapolis, MN are not eligible to receive CRNI® recertification units through this online program.

    Contact Hours: 1                                                             
    *Note: Participants who attended the live version of this program at INS 2017 in Minneapolis, MN are not eligible to receive contact hours through this online program.

    Expiration date for receipt of contact hours: May 8, 2020