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  • Smart Infusion Pumps: Using Data and Evidence to Improve Patient Safety

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/23/2019

    This presentation will provide the audience with a history of the use of the Smart Infusion Pump in the US. The presenter will also define and explain terms often associated with Smart Pumps, such as Dose Error-Reduction System (DERS), Pump Interoperability and Drug Library. Participants will engage in an overview of the 2019 draft guidelines for Optimizing Safe Implementation and Use of Smart Infusion Pumps from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP). The presenter will attempt to provide supporting evidence and user-based pump data to support various aspects of the guidelines. Finally, based on the ISMP guidelines and the evidence presented, participants will receive some specific actions to take, regarding patient safety, when using Smart Infusion Pumps.

    This presentation will provide the audience with a history of the use of the Smart Infusion Pump in the US. The presenter will also define and explain terms often associated with Smart Pumps, such as Dose Error-Reduction System (DERS), Pump Interoperability and Drug Library. Participants will engage in an overview of the 2019 draft guidelines for Optimizing Safe Implementation and Use of Smart Infusion Pumps from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP). The presenter will attempt to provide supporting evidence and user-based pump data to support various aspects of the guidelines. Finally, based on the ISMP guidelines and the evidence presented, participants will receive some specific actions to take, regarding patient safety, when using Smart Infusion Pumps.

    Learning Outcomes: At the end of this presentation, the participant should be able to:
    1) Describe the general function of Smart Infusion Pumps and the terminology associated with their use
    2) Identify the types of data available from Smart Infusion Pumps
    3) Describe various aspects of guidelines, best practice documents, supporting data and evidence from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP).
    4) Outline actions that an infusion nurse can take to promote safe therapy using a Smart Infusion Pump

    ​Dan Degnan, PharmD, MS, CPPS, FASHP

    Associate Director of the Professional Program Lab, Purdue University College of Pharmacy

    Dan Degnan, PharmD, MS, CPPS, FASHP, is currently the Associate Director of the Professional Program Lab at the Purdue University College of Pharmacy, as well as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice.  Dan also works with the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering (RCHE), at Purdue, as a Clinical Research Associate with expertise and research interests in the area of medication safety technology, safety culture, pharmacy operations and high reliability. 

    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: October 23, 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 51: October 16, 2019 - Work/Life Balance – A Myth, Dream, or Reality

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Is attaining balance between work and life a possibility or simply a dream? Podcast guest, Sharon Weinstein, discusses the reality of work/life balance.

    Is attaining balance between work and life a possibility or simply a dream? Podcast guest, Sharon Weinstein, discusses the reality of work/life balance. 

    Sharon Weinstein, MS, RN, CRNI®, FACW, FAAN, CSP

    CEO, SMW Group LLC

    Sharon Weinstein, MS, RN, CRNI®, FACW, FAAN, CSP, is CEO of SMW Group LLC, as well as President/Founder of The Global Education Development Institute. She specializes in workforce issues related to balanced lifestyle, total wellness, nursing, patient/staff safety and stress management. A native of Philadelphia, Sharon completed her nursing education at Pennsylvania Hospital, followed by undergraduate and graduate degrees in Florida and Texas. She is a graduate of the Kellogg Executive Management Program and a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Nursing at the University of Illinois, Chicago College of Nursing, former Associate Dean of Speakers Academy and Past President of National Speakers Association-DC. On the national NSA level, Sharon chairs the CSP Council and is a member of the editorial board of Speaker Magazine. She is a past president of INS and past chair of INCC. Sharon is the author of 12 books and over 160 papers. She holds the coveted Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, the highest earned international recognition for professional speakers. This places Sharon among only 17% of all speakers to hold this designation and one of only 3 nurses worldwide with a combined FAAN/CSP designation.  

    Host: Dawn Berndt, DNP, RN, CRNI® – INS Clinical Education & Publications Manager

    Guest: Sharon M. Weinstein, MS, RN, CRNI-R®, FACW, FAAN, CSP

    You are only as good as you are balanced. Yet, we know that infusion patients need our services beyond Monday through Friday and 9 am – 5 pm. Long shifts, long days, long weeks and the need to be on-call; these responsibilities and more pull you in multiple directions! There is so much to do and so little time! How can you possibly be your very best for family, patients, employers and others? When, and how, will you find time to care for yourself? Listen in as Sharon Weinstein discusses the importance of balance and how individuals can attain it. 

    Resources:

    • SMW Group LLC - https://smwgroupllc.com/ 
    • Life Balance – It is what she does and who she! - https://sharonmweinstein.com/ 


  • Episode 50: October 9, 2019 - Leading Clinical Initiatives – Highlighting Judy S. Smith, MSN, RN, CRNI®, VA-BC, INS Infusion Excellence Award for Leadership Recipient

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Learn from a leader. Listen as Judy S. Smith, INS Infusion Excellence Award recipient for leadership, discusses clinical initiatives in infusion therapy.

    Learn from a leader. Listen as Judy S. Smith, INS Infusion Excellence Award recipient for leadership, discusses clinical initiatives in infusion therapy.

    ​Judy S. Smith, MSN, RN, CRNI®, VA-BC

    Clinical Manager of Vascular Access, Ascension Seton

    Judy S. Smith, MSN, RN, CRNI®, VA-BC, has been a vascular access nurse for 20 years. She is currently Clinical Manager of Vascular Access at Ascension Seton in Austin, Texas. Judy has published studies on nurse behavioral intention, related to best practice techniques for needleless connector disinfection, as well time required for disinfection of needleless connectors. She has been a speaker at several local and national conferences and served as keynote speaker at Intravenous Nursing New Zealand in 2012. 

    Host: Dawn Berndt, DNP, RN, CRNI® – INS Clinical Education & Publications Manager

    Guest: Judy S. Smith, MSN, RN, CRNI®, VA-BC

    The INS Infusion Excellence Award for Leadership is presented to an infusion nurse in a management position or higher who provides leadership, guidance, dedicated service and vision of success to his or her organization and exemplifies the traits of a leader. Listen as Judy Smith, MSN, RN, CRNI®, VA-BC, recent award recipient discusses her leadership role and clinical initiatives in infusion therapy. 

    Resources:

    • Nominate an exemplary INS colleague today: http://www.ins1.org/Membership... 
    Publications by Judy Smith:
    • Smith, JS, Kirksey, K, Becker, H, Brown, A. (2011). Autonomy and Self-Efficacy as Influencing Factors in Nurses’ Behavioral Intention to Disinfect Needleless Intravenous Connectors. Journal of Infusion Nursing, 34(3); 193-200.
    • Smith, JS, Irwin, G, Viney, M, Watkins, L, Pinno-Morris, S, Brown, A. (2012). Optimal Disinfection Times for Needleless Intravenous Connectors. Journal of the Association for Vascular Access, 17(3), 137-143.

  • Challenges and Management of Infusion Reactions in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/18/2019

    Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), comprised of ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, is a chronic disease influenced by the interaction of the environment, immune system, genetics, and gut microbiota. Currently 1.6 million Americans and 5 million people worldwide are affected by the unpredictable and challenging disease management of IBD. A complete understanding of IBD pathogenesis is unknown and there is no standardized treatment for IBD. Medication therapy options may include biologics, antibiotics, immunomodulators, corticosteroids, and aminosalicylates, requiring the infusion nurse to remain current with evidence-based practice. Listen to this webinar presentation, which focuses on the role of the infusion nurse, to learn more about challenges and developments in the management of IBD.

    Commercial Support: Takeda

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    Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), comprised of ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, is a chronic disease influenced by the interaction of the environment, immune system, genetics, and gut microbiota. Currently 1.6 million Americans and 5 million people worldwide are affected by the unpredictable and challenging disease management of IBD. A complete understanding of IBD pathogenesis is unknown and there is no standardized treatment for IBD. Medication therapy options may include biologics, antibiotics, immunomodulators, corticosteroids, and aminosalicylates, requiring the infusion nurse to remain current with evidence-based practice. Listen to this webinar presentation, which focuses on the role of the infusion nurse, to learn more about challenges and developments in the management of IBD.  

    Learning Outcomes: At the conclusion of this webinar, the learners will be able to: 
    1) Discuss the pathogenesis of IBD and the current treatment options available for patients with IBD 
    2) Identify challenges and ways to manage these challenges when administering infusion medications to patients with IBD

    Rashmi Kumar, MD

    Gastroenterologist, Banner University Medical Center- Phoenix

    Rashmi Kumar, MD is a gastroenterologist at Banner University Medical Center- Phoenix. She finished medical school in India, having graduated fourth in her class, from Patna Medical College, Bihar. Her journey continued with an internal medicine residency at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix. For further training in gastroenterology, she joined the University of Arizona College of Medicine- Phoenix and successfully earned her degree in 2018. Dr. Kumar is particularly focused on inflammatory bowel disease. 

    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: September 18, 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 49: September 4, 2019 - The Other End of the Stethoscope – Discussion with Marcus Engel

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Understanding the patient’s perspective – a discussion with Marcus Engel

    Understanding the patient’s perspective – a discussion with Marcus Engel

    Marcus Engel

    Marcus Engel speaks from experience. It’s not theory, it’s not academic, it’s reality. It’s a journey that isn’t always pretty, but one that’s here to help health care professionals understand their vital role in a patient’s experience.

    Marcus holds a bachelor’s of science in sociology from Missouri State University and a master’s in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University in the City of New York. He has authored four books which are being used by scores of nursing schools and allied health care programs to teach strategies for excellent patient care. 

    Marcus has received an honorary doctorate from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and is adjunct faculty at University of Notre Dame where he teaches pre-med students the art of “being with.” 

    His work with the I’m Here Movement is a reminder of presence in healthcare and is changing the culture of care through two simple words. 

    Marcus lives in Orlando, Florida with his wife, Marvelyne (pronounced Marva-lean) and his Seeing Eye dog, Elliott.

    Host: Dawn Berndt, DNP, RN, CRNI® – INS Clinical Education & Publications Manager

    Guest: Marcus Engel

    Are you interested in understanding the health care experience from your patient’s perspective?
    Professional speaker and author Marcus Engel is considered an expert in communicating the patient’s perspective and inspiring health care professionals to excellence. Marcus speaks from experience. After being blinded and suffering catastrophic injuries at the hands of a drunk driver, he endured years of hospitalization, rehab and recovery. Listen in as Marcus shares how we can change the culture of care through two simple words.

    Resources:
    Website: 
    https://marcusengel.com/marcus...

    Books:
    Engel M. The Other End of The Stethoscope: 33 Insights for Excellent Patient Care. Orlando FL: Ella Press; 2006. ISBN:978-0-9720000-1-7
    Engel M. After This: An Inspirational Journey for all the Wrong Reasons. Orlando FL: Ella Press; 2006. ISBN13: 9780972000000
    Engel M. I’m Here: Compassionate Communication in Patient Care. Orlando FL: Ella Press; 2010. ISBN13: 9780972000024
    Engel M., Engel M. Everyday Inspiration. Orlando FL: Ella Press; 2012. ISBN: 978-0-9786784-0-1. 

  • Intravenous Push Medication Safety: Reducing the Risk for Patient Harm

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 08/29/2019

    Infusion therapy is commonplace in many clinical settings, as is the administration of intravenous (IV) push medications. It is essential for nurses to have the knowledge to correctly administer IV push medications and manage the associated challenges. This presentation will examine current evidence-based practice, identify potential risks for errors and complications, and make recommendations for safer practices associated with IV push medication administration.

    Commercial support: Fresenius Kabi

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    Infusion therapy is commonplace in many clinical settings, as is the administration of intravenous (IV) push medications. It is essential for nurses to have the knowledge to correctly administer IV push medications and manage the associated challenges. This presentation will examine current evidence-based practice, identify potential risks for errors and complications, and make recommendations for safer practices associated with IV push medication administration.

    Learning Outcomes: At the end of this program, the learner will be able to:
    • Discuss challenges associated with intravenous push medications.
    • Examine current evidence and practice related to intravenous push medication safety.
    • Identify potential risks and complications related to intravenous push medication.
    • Describe best practice for safe IV push medication administration.

    Candy Cross, MSN-Ed, RN

    Adjunct instructor, Chandler-Gilbert Community College

    Candy Cross, MSN-Ed, RN, is an adjunct instructor for Chandler-Gilbert Community College. For the past 5 years she served as the new grad/simulation manager for Dignity Health East Valley, assisting new graduate RNs transition to practice. Prior to that role, she worked in the CVICU for 12 years at a cardiac hospital and 6 years as a clinical education specialist. Candy earned her bachelor’s degree in 2007 from the University of Phoenix and her MSN-Ed from Grand Canyon University in 2011.

    Denise Dion, MSN-Ed, RN, PCCN, CNE

    Nurse Educator, Central Arizona College

    Denise Dion, MSN-Ed, RN, PCCN, CNE, is a nurse educator at Central Arizona College. She has 27 years of experience as a nurse, with the majority of her career spent in cardiac care. She earned her BSN from University of Massachusetts-Boston and an MSN-Ed from the University of Phoenix.  Denise has been working closely with colleagues to bring IV push medication best practice to bedside nurses and nurse faculty throughout Arizona.

    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: August 29, 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 48: August 21, 2019 - #ISaidWhatIWant: Why Nurses Should Have Their Own Advance Care Plan

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Advance Care Planning – It’s not just for patients

    Advance Care Planning – It’s not just for patients

    JoAnne Reifsnyder PhD, MSN, MBA, FAAN

    Chief Nursing Officer, Genesis HealthCare

    JoAnne Reifsnyder is a seasoned nurse executive with more than 35 years of experience in clinical practice, administration, consulting, education and research. She is currently the chief nursing officer for Genesis HealthCare headquartered in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, where she has positioned improving palliative and end-of-life care as a strategic priority for the company. Prior to this role, Dr. Reifsnyder was co-founder and partner at Ethos Consulting Group, LLC, a company focused on program development, education/training and research/evaluation to advance end-of-life care. She was formerly the director of the Hospice Program for the VNA of Greater Philadelphia and was director of patient services for Samaritan Hospice in Marlton, New Jersey. Dr. Reifsnyder has authored numerous abstracts, papers, and book chapters. She was also co-author of Nurse’s Law published in 2014 and an editor of a 2011 multi-authored text, Population Health. 

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

    Guest: JoAnne Reifsnyder, PhD, MBA, MSN, FAAN

    Nearly 20 nursing specialty organizations representing more than 700,000 nurses have joined together to promote advance care planning (ACP), encouraging nurses to lead by example and establish their own advance care plan. Although most nurses are familiar with ACP, many do not have a plan in place. Listen as JoAnne Reifsnyder, the chair of Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association’s ACP work group discusses the #ISaidWhatIWant initiative and why it’s important for nurses to have their own ACP.  

    Resources:
    Advance Care Planning Initiative - #ISaidWhatIWant  https://advancingexpertcare.or... 

  • Immune Thrombocytopenia: Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 08/14/2019

    Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is an autoimmune disease that attacks the body’s platelets. It can have a newly diagnosed and persistent component and can occur in both children and adults. This presentation will discuss newly diagnosed and persistent ITP, diagnosis and treatment for children and adults, and long-term effects for patients with persistent ITP, including psychosocial and financial issues. A case example will follow a patient from diagnosis through various treatments over a 20-year span. At the conclusion of this presentation, the infusion nurse should be able to understand the importance of his or her role in administering IV medications as well as how their interactions affect the patient both short- and long-term.

    Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is an autoimmune disease that attacks the body’s platelets. It can have a newly diagnosed and persistent component and can occur in both children and adults. This presentation will discuss newly diagnosed and persistent ITP, diagnosis and treatment for children and adults, and long-term effects for patients with persistent ITP, including psychosocial and financial issues. A case example will follow a patient from diagnosis through various treatments over a 20-year span. At the conclusion of this presentation, the infusion nurse should be able to understand the importance of his or her role in administering IV medications as well as how their interactions affect the patient both short- and long-term.

    Learning Outcomes: At the end of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
    • Define immune thrombocytopenia and differentiate between newly diagnosed and persistent disease
    • Describe 3 treatments for immune thrombocytopenia
    • Discuss ways health care workers can be sensitive to patients with life altering diseases and provide support to them

    Theresa Thrower, BSN, RN, CRNI®, OCN®

    Home Health Case Manager, Kaiser Permanente

    Theresa has been a nurse for 42 years in various fields with a primary focus in home Infusion and home health. For the last 22 years she has worked specifically with chronically ill patients as well as patients who have been diagnosed with immune thrombocytopenia.

    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: August 14, 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 47: August 7, 2019 - IVIG Shortage

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Facing the challenges of managing the IVIG shortage? Listen as IgNS leaders, James Sheets and Luba Sobolevsky discuss the current shortage of IVIG and learn how nurses and care teams can help their patients.

    Facing the challenges of managing the IVIG shortage? Listen as IgNS leaders, James Sheets and Luba Sobolevsky discuss the current shortage of IVIG and learn how nurses and care teams can help their patients.

    James L. Sheets, PharmD

    Founder & CEO, CSI Pharmacy

    James L. Sheets, PharmD, is the founder & CEO of CSI Pharmacy. He is passionate about developing clinical programs that add value to the home care setting for infusion patients. He earned his doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, College of Pharmacy. His pharmacy experience includes practice in community, hospital, nuclear, compounding, and the home infusion settings. James has more than 15 years of experience working with immune globulin (Ig) therapy and administration in the home. He is an active member of the Immunoglobulin National Society (IgNS), serving on the Ig therapy standards and leadership committees. He also serves as an advisory board member for the Myasthenia Gravis Hope Foundation, Evolve Biologics, and Vizient’s Alternate Site Pharmacy Committee. 

    ​Luba Sobolevsky, PharmD

    Executive Director, Immunoglobulin National Society

    Luba Sobolevsky, PharmD, is the executive director of Immunoglobulin National Society, a professional association dedicated to the advancement of Ig therapy practice. In her role, Luba oversees development of systematic, advanced education; standards of practice; certification; professional resources; awareness; and advocacy. Luba holds a doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Southern California. Her expertise spans various fields in health care, including clinical, pharmaceutical, and educational development.

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

    Guests: 
    • Luba Sobolevsky, PharmD
    • James L. Sheets, PharmD

    Immunoglobulin (Ig) is an indispensable therapy used to treat a variety of autoimmune, immunodeficiency, hematologic, and other disorders. Ig is a plasma-derived therapy that originates with healthy human donors. Production of Ig can take up to 12 months from the time plasma is donated to the time the product is released to market. Forecasting availability of Ig is complicated by the lengthy production cycle, volume of plasma donations, product demand, as well as regulatory or other manufacturing challenges. Listen as Luba Sobolevsky and James Sheets discuss the current Ig supply issues and learn approaches to safe patient management in this challenging time. 

    Resources:
    https://ig-ns.org/ 
    http://www.donatingplasma.org/ 

  • Episode 46: July 24, 2019 - The Future Role of Nursing

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    As changes in health care venues and chronicity continue to shape the landscape for nursing, what does the nurse’s role look like for the future? Let’s talk about next steps – how will nursing’s role change in the next few years?

    As changes in health care venues and chronicity continue to shape the landscape for nursing, what does the nurse’s role look like for the future? Let’s talk about next steps – how will nursing’s role change in the next few years?

    Adele Webb, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN

    Assistant Dean, Capella University

    Adele Webb, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN, is an assistant dean at Capella University. Her focus is on international nurse capacity development as it relates to both communicable and non-communicable diseases. She has received extensive funding for her international work and has published her findings in several refereed journals. Adele has contributed to World Health Organization guidelines, testified to the Institute of Medicine, and given testimony to the White House on nursing workforce issues. She continues to collaborate with the WHO as well as the World NCD Congress, and these efforts have helped contribute to improved nurse capacity in health care systems across 43 countries.

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

    Guest: Adele A. Webb, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN

    As changes in health care venues and chronicity continue to shape the landscape for nursing, what does the nurse’s role look like for the future? The National Academy of Medicine’s report and update on the Future of Nursing 2020 – 2030 suggests opportunities for nurses and ways our profession can contribute to advancing the profession. Join this discussion on advancing the profession of nursing in an era of rapid transition. Listen as Adele Webb discusses the 5 areas where nurses’ roles will change and have an impact on health care. 

    Resources:
    National Academy of Medicine – The Future of Nursing 2020 – 2030: https://nam.edu/publications/t...