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  • Episode 12: January 12, 2017 - Meet ARIN

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    With over 100 nursing specialty organizations across the country (and more if you count international!), there are bound to be areas where nursing practices overlap. What could infusion nurses have in common with radiology and imaging nurses? Mary Sousa, immediate past-president of ARIN introduces us to this nursing specialty.

    With over 100 nursing specialty organizations across the country (and more if you count international!), there are bound to be areas where nursing practices overlap. What could infusion nurses have in common with radiology and imaging nurses? Mary Sousa, immediate past-president of ARIN introduces us to this nursing specialty. 

    Guest: Mary Sousa

    With over 100 nursing specialty organizations across the country (and more if you count international!), there are bound to be areas where practices overlap. What could infusion nurses have in common with radiology and imaging nurses? Mary Sousa, immediate past-president of ARIN introduces us to this nursing specialty.

    Links for this episode: 

    The Association of Radiologic and Imaging Nursing

    More information:
    Contact information for Mary Sousa:
    Mary F. Sousa, BSN, RN
    ARIN Immediate Past President
    Association for Radiologic & Imaging Nursing
    www.arinursing.org
    marysousa30@hotmail.com
    phone: 866-486-2762 fax: 703-884-2229

  • Episode 11: November 4, 2016 - Antibody Formation in Transfusion Therapy

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    Recorded live from the 2016 INS National Academy in Cincinnati, we chat with faculty member Michael Passwater about his session, “Antibody Formation in Transfusion Therapy”. Learn more about pathophysiology of antibody formation, identification of patients at risk for antibody formation, and steps that can be taken to minimize this transfusion-related reaction. Mr. Passwater has 24 years of experience in transfusion service laboratories. He is certified as a medical technologist, and is a specialist in blood banking and a diplomate in laboratory management.

    Recorded live from the 2016 INS National Academy in Cincinnati, we chat with faculty member Michael Passwater about his session, “Antibody Formation in Transfusion Therapy”. Learn more about pathophysiology of antibody formation, identification of patients at risk for antibody formation, and steps that can be taken to minimize this transfusion-related reaction. Mr. Passwater has 24 years of experience in transfusion service laboratories. He is certified as a medical technologist, and is a specialist in blood banking and a diplomate in laboratory management.

    Guest: Michael Passwater

    Michael Passwater has over 24 years of experience with transfusion services. He has a true passion for blood management, and a fascination for the complexity of the immune system. In this podcast, he chats about antibody formation in relation to transfusion therapy, and it involves more than compatibility.

    Links for this episode: 

    View the PDF of Michael’s session at INS 2016 National Academy in Cincinnati

    More information:
    Blood Transfusions and the Immune System

  • Episode 10: September 27, 2016 - Salvage, Exchange, or Remove: Exploring Choices for the Treatment of Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infection

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    Join us for a chat with Britt Meyer, PhD, RN, CRNI®, VA-BC, NE-BC about her upcoming presentation on CR-BSI at the 2016 INS National Academy and learn more about the options and factors to consider for the most appropriate treatment. Britt has 31 years of infusion nursing experience and Past President of INS. She manages a vascular access team that inserts, cares for, and troubleshoots catheters for infection. She has published extensively on infusion-related topics.

    Join us for a chat with Britt Meyer, PhD, RN, CRNI®, VA-BC, NE-BC about her upcoming presentation on CR-BSI at the 2016 INS National Academy and learn more about the options and factors to consider for the most appropriate treatment. Britt has 31 years of infusion nursing experience and Past President of INS. She manages a vascular access team that inserts, cares for, and troubleshoots catheters for infection. She has published extensively on infusion-related topics.

    Guest: Britt Meyer, PhD, RN, CRNI®, VA-BC, NE-BC Nurse Manager, Duke Hospital Vascular Access Team

    Catheter-related bloodstream infection (CR-BSI) is one of the most costly, frequent, and lethal complications associated with central vascular access devices (CVADs). In a preview of her upcoming presentation at the 2016 INS National Academy, Britt discusses CR-BSI, CLABSI (catheter associated bloodstream infection), and factors to consider in determining the outcome of an infected CVAD.

    Links for this episode: 

    Guidelines for the Management of Intravascular Catheter–Related Infections

    Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter–Related Infections (Endorsed by IDSA)

  • Episode 9: August 23, 2016 - My Nursing Care Plan

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    In this episode, we speak with Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP clinical educator for Lippincott NursingCenter.com. We’re all familiar with nursing care plans and the importance of this tool to improved patient outcomes. Lisa has developed a care plan for you, the nurse, to plan, implement, and evaluate not only your professional life, but your personal life as well.

    In this episode, we speak with Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP clinical educator for Lippincott NursingCenter.com. We’re all familiar with nursing care plans and the importance of this tool to improved patient outcomes. Lisa has developed a care plan for you, the nurse, to plan, implement, and evaluate not only your professional life, but your personal life as well. To read the show notes for this podcast, please click the Show Notes tab above.

    In this episode, we speak with Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP clinical educator for Lippencott’s NursingCenter.com. We’re all familiar with nursing care plans and the importance of this tool to improved patient outcomes. Lisa has developed a care plan for you, the nurse, to plan, implement, and evaluate not only your professional life, but your personal life as well. 

    Keywords: care plan, work-life-balance, organize, goals, priorities, CE requirements, certification, nurse, planning, implementation, evaluation, life-long learning, schedule, license, self-care, health, professional, requirements, specialty. 

    Links for this episode: 

    My Nursing Care Plan

    Meeting My Professional Requirements 

    Being a Lifelong Learner in Nursing 

    Maintaining Work-Life Balance 

    Check in! Evaluation of any care plan is KEY to staying on track. Lisa brings us up to speed on her nursing care plan

    Additional Resources: Lippincott NursingCenter®

    National Council of State Boards of Nursing 

    To learn more about obtaining your certification for infusion nursing, visit the INS website: Infusion Nursing CRNI®

    Other nursing certifications available can be found here: Nursing Certification Boards By Specialty

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.