TALKING IN VEIN PODCASTS are on-demand audio recordings of infusion-related topics. They are available through the INS LEARNING CENTER as well as iTunes.

Podcasts

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

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    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/

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

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    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

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    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 Nursing Education, INS

    Marlene Steinheiser, PhD, RN, CRNI®,  is the Infusion Nurses Society's director of nursing education. Dr. Steinheiser has more than 30 years of nursing experience in acute care, home infusion/home care, long-term care, education, and regulatory environments. Her research interest is compassion fatigue and its effects on nurses, patients, and organizations. Dr. Steinheiser's most recent research on compassion fatigue among nurses in skilled nursing facilities has been supported by grants from the University of Arizona and Sigma Theta Tau.

    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... 

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

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    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

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    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... 

  • Episode 37: March 6, 2019 - ANTT- an International Standard for Safe Aseptic Technique, Part 1

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    Noticing variability in clinical aseptic technique practices? Learn about standardizing clinical practice in a discussion with Stephen Rowley and Simon Clare.

    Noticing variability in clinical aseptic technique practices? Learn about 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 1

    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 36: February 20, 2019 - Raising Awareness for ALS: A Conversation with INS 2019 Keynote Speaker Nancy Frates

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    Attending INS 2019? Listen to a preview of this year’s keynote speaker, Nancy Frates as she shares her personal experience with ALS. 

    Attending INS 2019? Listen to a preview of this year’s keynote speaker, Nancy Frates as she shares her personal experience with ALS. 

    Nancy Frates

    On March 13, 2012, Nancy’s 27-year old son Peter was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Her family’s world changed in an instant. They were told that there is no treatment or cure and the prognosis was 2 to 5 years. Since that day, Nancy has immersed herself in the ALS community as an advocate and thought leader. During the past 7 years Nancy has traveled and networked to the offices of CEOs, senators, congressmen, top doctors and governmental authorities. She has testified in Washington, D.C. on Capitol Hill, at the White House, and to an FDA panel regarding important issues affecting the ALS community. Nancy has developed strong relationships with executives at both the local and national levels of ALS organizations involved in research, patient support, advocacy, and fundraising.

    In August 2014, Nancy’s son Peter along with their family and supporters inspired the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to go viral, raising $220 million for the ALS Association and its global partners. During that August and the months following, Nancy has been interviewed by numerous domestic and international television, magazine and web media outlets. She also began speaking at many events both domestically and internationally, to inspire others with her family’s story and to continue the momentum created for their cause, ALS.

    Nancy holds a business degree from Boston College and an honorary Doctorate in Humane Studies from Endicott College. During her 14-year career at Keller Williams, Nancy was a top agent in her Market Center serving on the ALC and working on many committees throughout her agent career. She also held positions in the Beverly Market Center as the productivity coach, team leader, and lead trainer.

    She currently serves on the Board of Trustees at Endicott college. Her “Ted Talk,” program on Ted.com, has been viewed over 1 million times and her corporate, inspirational speaking has taken her all over the world including Mumbai, Austria, Sweden, and Australia.

    Guest: Nancy Frates, INS 2019 Keynote Speaker

    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive neuromuscular disease, affects 30,000 people in the United States where at least 5000 new cases are diagnosed each year. Individuals with ALS are now living longer primarily due to new research, promising treatment, and disease advocacy initiatives. Listen in as Nancy Frates, INS 2019 keynote speaker, shares her personal family story and experience with ALS. Nancy is a dynamic individual who, with her family, has raised awareness for ALS exponentially both nationally and internationally.  

    Resources:
    • Frates Family Foundation at www.spotfund.com 
    • INS 2019: www.ereg.me/INS2019