Infusion Reactions: Building Familiarity with the Language

Recorded On: 02/12/2020

The availability of and indications for immunotherapies continue to grow. These fast-moving developments have necessitated heightened attention to the importance of education, regarding key components of the endogenous immune system, as well as accurate definitions for commonly used terms. This is so that appropriate acute resuscitation and future treatment decisions may be made, improving outcomes for our patients. Further, this serves to increase confidence in decision making by the clinician at the bedside, regardless of degree or title.  Pulling from multidisciplinary work, this presentation combines lessons learned and specific training from emergency, critical care, and oncology nursing specialties.

Learning Outcome: At the end of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
o Discuss relevant components of the immune system and appropriate resuscitation measures for infusion reactions
o Reiterate the importance of accurate, timely record keeping and multidisciplinary communication regarding onset, timing, nature, and specifics of infusion reactions

Abigail Zuehlke, BSN, CRNI®

RN, Martha Jefferson Hospital

Abigail Zuehlke, BSN, CRNI®, has considerable clinical experience in oncology, critical care, and emergency nursing. A dedicated, lifelong learner, she is currently pursuing her Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Virginia. She will always be an infusion nurse at heart, with a passion for quality improvement and meaningful solutions for hardworking bedside clinicians and their patients.

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: February 12, 2023

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.

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