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  • Breast Cancer Treatment Update

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 05/20/2019

    After the session, attendees will be able to report increased knowledge about breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and survival.

    More than 250,000 new cases of breast cancer were diagnosed in the US in 2018. The second most-common cancer in women, the incidence of breast cancer is surpassed only by skin cancer. The average risk of developing breast cancer among American women is 12%, or 1 in 8. Researchers around the world are working to find better ways to prevent, detect, and treat breast cancer, and to improve the quality of life of patients and survivors. Some of the many active areas of research include: causes, treatment of metastatic breast cancer, new laboratory tests for breast cancer, breast cancer treatment, and supportive care. This session will highlight what is new in the field of breast cancer and how the infusion nurse is an integral member of the breast cancer treatment team.

    Learning Outcomes: After the session, attendees will be able to report increased knowledge about breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and survival.

    Linda Bell, MS, RN, CBCN®, CN-BN®

    Assistant Nurse Manager, University of Rochester

    Linda Bell, MS, RN, CBCN®, CN-BN®, is a registered nurse with 35 years of  experience in medical, surgical, and oncology nursing. As the assistant nurse manager of the University of Rochester's Wilmot Cancer Institute, she developed and implemented a multidisciplinary breast clinic. Her abstract publications include Assessing and Treating Lymphedema Using Bioimpedance Spectroscopy in Breast Cancer Patients, and she coauthored Piloting of Psychosocial Distress Monitoring in a Multidisciplinary Breast Center. Ms. Bell was the president of the Genesee Valley Oncology Nurses Society in 2018.

    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 2019 in Baltimore, MD are not eligible to receive CRNI® recertification units through this online program.

    Contact Hours: 1         
    To receive contact hours for this educational activity, you are required to attend the entire educational activity and complete the evaluation.                                                             
    *Note: Participants who attended the live version of this program at INS 2019 in Baltimore, MD are not eligible to receive contact hours through this online program.


    Expiration date for receipt of contact hours: May 20, 2022

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

  • Inotrope Therapy in Home Infusion and Hospice Care

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 05/20/2019

    After the session, attendees will be able to identify patients who are appropriate for inotropic therapy at home and discuss nursing considerations for those patients.

    Inotrope therapy is now administered in the home setting for patients with advanced heart failure, as a bridge to transplantation or palliation of symptoms. Interdisciplinary collaboration is key to the success of inotrope therapy at home and the prevention of hospital readmissions. This session will discuss heart failure etiology, medications used for inotrope therapy, the identification of patients who are appropriate for home inotropic therapy, treatment guidelines, and nursing considerations. The importance of interdisciplinary collaboration throughout the process for a successful care plan and the prevention of hospital readmission will be addressed.

    Learning Outcomes: After the session, attendees will be able to identify patients who are appropriate for inotropic therapy at home and discuss nursing considerations for those patients.

    Nimi Tarango, MSN, RN, GNP-BC

    Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology Service, University of California, San Francisco Medical Center

    Nimaljeet (Nimi) K. Tarango, MSN, RN, GNP-BC, is a nurse practitioner on the cardiology service at University of California, San Francisco, Medical Center. She has more than 22 years of experience, 13 of which have focused on heart failure. The recipient of numerous awards, including the Excellence in Cardiovascular Nursing Award, the Preceptor of the Year Award, among several others, she has also published material in the areas of pulmonary arterial hypertension and heart failure.

    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 2019 in Baltimore, MD are not eligible to receive CRNI® recertification units through this online program.

    Contact Hours: 1         
    To receive contact hours for this educational activity, you are required to attend the entire educational activity and complete the evaluation.                                                             
    *Note: Participants who attended the live version of this program at INS 2019 in Baltimore, MD are not eligible to receive contact hours through this online program.


    Expiration date for receipt of contact hours: May 20, 2022

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

  • CLABSI: A Clinical Update

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 05/20/2019

    After the session, attendees will be able to identify the most common pathogens associated with CLABSI, its clinical presentation, and techniques to reduce the risk of contamination.

    Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) are preventable infections that lead to thousands of patient deaths each year. In addition to the loss of patient lives, these infections add billions of dollars to the cost of health care in the US. This session will review the most common pathogens associated with CLABSI, its clinical presentation, confirmatory testing, and preventative techniques.

    Learning Outcome: After the session, attendees will be able to identify the most common pathogens associated with CLABSI, its clinical presentation, and techniques to reduce the risk of contamination.

    ​Ann Marie Pettis, BSN, RN, CIC®, FAPIC

    Director of Infection Prevention, University of Rochester Medicine

    Ann Marie Pettis, BSN, RN, CIC®, FAPIC, has been an infection preventionist for more than 30 years. She is currently director of infection prevention for University of Rochester Medicine in Rochester, New York. She has held a variety of elected and volunteer positions during her long-standing involvement with the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. She currently serves as secretary of the executive committee of the APIC Board of Directors. She also was an author of the CLABSI prevention section of the 2014 update of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals.

    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 2019 in Baltimore, MD are not eligible to receive CRNI® recertification units through this online program.

    Contact Hours: 1        
    To receive contact hours for this educational activity, you are required to attend the entire educational activity and complete the evaluation.                                                            
    *Note: Participants who attended the live version of this program at INS 2019 in Baltimore, MD are not eligible to receive contact hours through this online program.


    Expiration date for receipt of contact hours: May 20, 2022

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

  • Episode 42: May 15, 2019 - Helping Patients and Families Affected by Chronic Illness

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Nurses made a difference: a discussion with Jonathan James, CEO, Hope Charities

    Nurses made a difference: a discussion with Jonathan James, CEO, Hope Charities

    Jonathan James

    CEO, Hope Charities

    Jonathan James is the CEO of Hope Charities, a national organization that serves people living with a chronic illness find resources and financial assistance. Jonathan was born with severe Hemophilia A as a spontaneous mutation during a scary time for the hemophilia community. He has had 10 major joint surgeries and innumerable hospital stays. Jonathan is now 38 years old; is married to the love of his life of 15 years, and has 4 beautiful children. With over 10 years of experience as a financial advisor, he now works full-time helping families through difficult seasons find hope in their time of crisis.

    Learn about Hope Charities and Jonathan's story at www.hope-charities.org.

    Host: Dawn Berndt, DNP, RN, CRNI® – INS Infusion Nurse Educator

    Guest: Jonathan James, Chief Executive Officer — Hope Charities

    Hope Charities is a non-profit organization established to be a conduit of hope, strength, and resources for individuals and families facing crisis caused by a chronic illness. Hope Charities helps support families by connecting them to resources and counseling, and also helps them navigate financial assistance programs.

    “Facing a chronic illness can be a long uphill battle that can feel cold and lonely over time. Hope Charities was established to be a friend in the midst of that difficult place that can come along side someone and support them like family. We understand some of the challenges people face and want them to know that they are not alone.” — Jonathan James, CEO, Hope Charities.

    Resources:
    http://www.hope-charities.org/

  • Short Peripheral Intravenous Access: A Risk/Benefit Analysis

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 05/08/2019

    As the most common procedure performed in the acute care setting, insertion of the short peripheral intravenous (IV) catheter is a basic nursing skill. It is, however, far from benign. There is a lack of standardized education and competency assessment in this foundational skill. In addition, a lack of validated assessment tools has hindered accurate evaluation of the patient harm caused by complications such as infiltration, extravasation, phlebitis, and infection. This presentation will provide an overview and respond to audience questions regarding the use of short peripheral IV access and its role in the current standard of practice, the potential complications that arise with use, and strategies to optimize outcomes in the management of short peripheral IV access.

    As the most common procedure performed in the acute care setting, insertion of the short peripheral intravenous (IV) catheter is a basic nursing skill. It is, however, far from benign. There is a lack of standardized education and competency assessment in this foundational skill. In addition, a lack of validated assessment tools has hindered accurate evaluation of the patient harm caused by complications such as infiltration, extravasation, phlebitis, and infection. This presentation will provide an overview and respond to audience questions regarding the use of short peripheral IV access and its role in the current standard of practice, the potential complications that arise with use, and strategies to optimize outcomes in the management of short peripheral IV access.

    Learning Outcomes: At the conclusion of the webinar, the participant will be able to:
    • Identify two complications of short peripheral catheter access that may cause patient harm
    • Describe two evidence-based strategies to optimize outcomes in short peripheral catheter management

    Lisa Gorski, MS, RN, HHCNS-BC, CRNI®, FAAN

    Wheaton Franciscan Home Health & Hospice

    Lisa Gorski, MS, RN, HHCNS-BC, CRNI®, FAAN, is a clinical nurse specialist at Wheaton Franciscan Home Health and Hospice, a part of Ascension Health at Home. A fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, she has authored several books on infusion therapy, as well as more than 50 journal articles and book chapters. Ms. Gorski is chair of Infusion Nurses Society’s Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice Committee.

    Barb Nickel, APRN-CNS, NP-C, CRNI®, CCRN

    Clinical Nurse Specialist

    Barb Nickel, APRN-CNS, NP-C, CRNI®, CCRN, has extensive experience in the application of evidence-based guidelines relevant to infusion therapy practice. As a clinical nurse specialist, she is actively involved in infusion-related process improvement at the facility and statewide level, regarding topics such as CLABSI prevention, new graduate training, and smart pump drug library standardization. From 2011 to 2016, Ms. Nickel was a member, then chair/lead nurse-planner for INS’ National Council on Education. She was also a reviewer for both the 2011 and the 2016 Infusion Nursing Standards of Practice.

    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: May 8, 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 41: May 1, 2019 - Inside the Lines: Maintaining Professional Boundaries

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    You can be friendly AND professional: understanding professional boundaries.

    You can be friendly AND professional: understanding professional boundaries. 

    Rachel Colletta, BSN, IgCN, CRNI®, VA-BC

    Director of Professional Education, Life Science Company

    Rachel Colletta, BSN, IgCN, CRNI, VA-BC, is a registered nurse with over 30 years of experience in a variety of specialties including trauma/ICU, medical devices, and home infusion therapy.  The majority of her career has been spent in the infusion industry both as a home infusion nurse and a nurse educator for a manufacturer of plasma products.  Rachel carries certifications in IG therapy, infusion therapy, and vascular access. She has served on planning and educational committees for both IgNS and INS.  Rachel's passion for education and knowledge led her to her most recent role as director of professional education at a life science company.  Rachel is a graduate of LaRoche college and, most recently, Walden University.

    Host: Dawn Berndt, DNP, RN, CRNI® – INS Infusion Nurse Educator

    Guest: Rachel Colletta, BSN, IgCN, CRNI®, VA-BC

    Professional boundaries are the spaces between the nurses’ power and the patients’ vulnerability. In all relationships between health care professionals and patients, there is an imbalance of power. Health care professionals have in-depth access to patients’ sensitive personal information and that puts the professional in a position of power. It is important for health care professionals to understand the boundaries of these relationships and to maintain the space that protects the privacy and dignity of patients under their care. This podcast defines and describes the types of professional boundaries and strategies to maintain therapeutic relationships.

    Resources:

    1. Professional boundaries. National Council of State Boards of Nursing. https://www.ncsbn.org/professional-boundaries.htm. Accessed April 21, 2019.
    2. American Nurses Association. Code of ethics for nurses with interpretive statements. 2nd ed. Silver Spring, MD; 2015.
    3. Remshardt MA. Do you know your professional boundaries? Nursing Made Incredibly Easy! 2015:10(1),5-6. doi:10.1097/01.nme.0000406039.61410.a5.

  • Episode 40: April 17, 2019 - INS 2019 Virtual Conference – Strong Nurses, Strong Practice

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Strong Nurses, Strong Practice. Listen to a compelling podcast discussion relating the program development and educational offerings for the INS 2019 virtual conference available on May 21, 2019.

    Strong Nurses, Strong Practice. Listen to a compelling podcast discussion relating the program development and educational offerings for the INS 2019 virtual conference available on May 21, 2019. 

    Marlene Steinheiser, PhD, RN, CRNI®

    Director of Clinical 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. Marlene enjoys working out, swimming laps, hiking, and scrapbooking.

    Susan H. Weaver, PhD, RN, CRNI®, NEA-BC

    Nurse Scientist, Hackensack Meridian Health

    Susan Heidenwolf Weaver, PhD, RN, CRNI®, NEA-BC is a nurse scientist at the Ann May Center for Nursing at Hackensack Meridian Health and the New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing. She is active with New Jersey State Nurses Association as a b member-at-large and 2017–2018 Team Leader of Healthy Nurse Healthy New Jersey. Sue’s experience as an ICU nurse and nurse educator made her responsibile for teaching the IV courses at her institutions. She is currently a nurse scientist, focusing her research on the nursing workforce. Specifically, she examines the role of the evening and night administrative nurse.

    Host: Dawn Berndt, DNP, RN, CRNI® – INS Infusion Nurse Educator

    Guests: 
    • Marlene Steinheiser, PhD, RN, CRNI® – INS Director of Nursing Education
    • Susan H. Weaver, PhD, RN, CRNI®, NEA-BC – Nurse Scientist  

    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. Join our podcast host, Dawn Berndt, and guests Marlene Steinheiser and Susan Weaver to learn about the development of this program and the virtual sessions offered.

    INS 2019 Virtual Sessions:
    • Championing Workplace Civility
    • Compassion Fatigue and Burnout: Understanding the Differences and Managing the Consequences
    • Substance Use Disorder in Nursing
    • It's Time for YOU: The Healthy Infusion Nurse
    • Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation 

    Resources:
    Link to INS 2019 Virtual Conference May 21, 2019: https://www.learningcenter.ins... 

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

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/10/2019

    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.

    Disclosure: There is no conflict of interest for anyone with the ability to control content of the activity. No conflict of interest to report

    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.

  • Episode 39: April 3, 2019 - ANTT- an International Standard for Safe Aseptic Technique, Part 3

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Discuss the increase in health literacy and patient involvement related to ANTT®, an International Standard for Safe Aseptic Technique with Stephen Rowley and Simon Clare.

    Discuss the increase in health literacy and patient involvement related to ANTT®, an International Standard for Safe Aseptic Technique 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 3

    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 38: March 20, 2019 - ANTT- an International Standard for Safe Aseptic Technique, Part 2

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Learn about the global impact of standardizing clinical practice in a discussion with Stephen Rowley and Simon Clare.

    Learn about the global impact of 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 2

    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...