INS Infusion Room podcasts are on-demand audio recordings of infusion-related topics. They are available on the INS LEARNING CENTER and other sites where podcasts are aired.

Podcasts

  • Episode 80: September 17, 2021- Innovative Dressing for Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Intravenous Catheter Insertion

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    Do you place ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous catheters? Learn about a dressing that helps facilitate Aseptic Non Touch Technique (ANTT®) and provides a dual-action barrier and securement in one.

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    Do you place ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous catheters? Learn about a dressing that helps facilitate Aseptic Non Touch Technique (ANTT®) and provides a dual-action barrier and securement in one.

    Nancy Moureau, PhD, RN, CRNI®, CPUI, VA-BC

    Nancy Moureau PhD, RN, CRNI®, CPUI, VA-BC is an internationally recognized speaker and expert in the field of vascular access practice. A nurse for more than 30 years, Dr. Moureau performed clinical work most recently as a staff member on the PICC/IV team at Prisma/Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, SC and now works as a home infusion nurse with Infinity Infusion Nursing. As the owner and CEO of PICC Excellence, she provides online education for all types of vascular access to promote greater patient safety and works with manufacturers to make more education available to clinicians. A well-published author, Dr. Moureau is constantly involved with research and literature analysis. A recipient of the Herbst Award for Lifetime Achievement through the Association for Vascular Access for Excellence in 2016, Dr. Moureau is a supporter of vascular access specialization. An adjunct associate professor at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, she has participated in multiple Australian research studies and is a member of the Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching and Research (AVATAR). Dr. Moureau is an advisor, consultant, speaker and expert throughout the USA and abroad on subjects specific to PICCs, ultrasound, central lines, infection prevention, and general vascular access education. A supporter of training and competency assessment for invasive procedures Dr. Moureau and her team at PICC Excellence have established the only PICC certification process, Certified PICC Ultrasound Inserter (CPUI), where those who meet qualifications gain and maintain the credentials of an expert CPUI. Nancy continues to be a resource and mentor to many and can be reached through nancy@piccexcellence.com.

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

    Guest: Nancy Moureau, PhD, RN, CRNI®, CPUI, VA-BC - Chief Executive Officer and Educational Specialist at PICC Excellence, Inc. 

    Standardizing practice for ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous catheter (USGPIV) insertion helps clinicians develop consistent clinical skills that protect the patient, save time, and reduce costs. Listen in as Dr. Nancy Moureau describes UltraDrape, an innovative dressing that helps facilitate Aseptic Non Touch Technique (ANTT®) and provides a dual-action barrier and securement in one.

    Resources:

    Parker Laboratories, INC. UltraDrape, UGPIV Barrier and Securement: Parker Laboratories, Inc. (parkerlabs.com)

    Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Intravenous Access (USGPIV). UltraDrape-WhitePaper-2018.pdf (parkerlabs.com)

    UltraDrape Brochure MKT_34-15-4_REV_2-web (parkerlabs.com)

  • Episode 79: August 27, 2021 - Data That Save Lives: Improving Patient Safety with Smart Infusion Pumps

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    What makes smart pumps so smart? Learn about data that can save your patient’s life.

    What makes smart pumps so smart? Learn about data that can save your patient’s life.

    ​Dan Degnan, PharmD, MS, CPPS, FASHP

    Associate Director Professional Skills Laboratory / Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice

    Purdue University College of Pharmacy

    Dan Degnan, PharmD, MS, CPPS, FASHP currently serves as the Associate Director for the Professional Skills Laboratory and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the Purdue University College of Pharmacy. Dr. Degnan also has an appointment at the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering at Purdue as a Clinical Research Associate with expertise and research interests in the area of medication safety technology, advanced pharmacy automation, pharmacy operations and high reliability in healthcare. Dr. Degnan currently works on funded research in the area of patient safety and the use of smart infusion devices. Prior to his role at Purdue, Dr. Degnan served as the Medication Safety Officer at Community Health Network in Indianapolis, Indiana. He has held leadership positions in national organizations for both pharmacy and healthcare quality.

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

    Guest:

    Dan Degnan, PharmD, MS, CPPS, FASHP – Clinical Research Associate, Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy Purdue University

    Pump programming errors that occur when administering intravenous medication and fluid therapies often present grave consequences for the patient, which may result in the disruption of therapeutic regimen, over- or under-dosing leading to loss of intended therapeutic effect, debilitating injury, or even death. Many components are necessary for developing an organizational infrastructure that promotes safe patient care through the application of smart infusion pump technology and utilization of pump generated data. Listen as Dan Degnan and Dawn Berndt discuss what makes smart pumps so smart and the data that can save your patient’s life. 

    Resources:

    Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP). ISMP Guidelines for Optimizing Safe Implementation and Use of Smart Infusion Pumps; 2020. 

    Guidelines for Optimizing Safe Implementation and Use of Smart Infusion Pumps | Institute For Safe Medication Practices (ismp.org)

  • Episode 78: July 23, 2021 - Smileyscope: Pain Management with Venipuncture and Vascular Access Procedures

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    Can a virtual underwater adventure take the sting out of venipuncture for pediatric patients?

    Can a virtual underwater adventure take the sting out of venipuncture for pediatric patients?

    Evelyn Chan, MBBS, MSc, DCH

    Dr. Evelyn Chan, MBBS, MSc, DCH, is a pediatric doctor who is passionate about transforming children’s health care. She completed her Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery with Honors from Monash University, then trained and worked in pediatrics at The Royal Children’s Hospital, The Royal Women’s Hospital, and Eastern Health in Melbourne. Dr. Chan has received a Rhodes Scholarship to study medical anthropology and public health at the University of Oxford, where she focused her research on effective translation and delivery of health care across cultures and geographies. She has also worked at the Boston Consulting Group, specialising in public sector and health care strategy. During this time, she led the Young Leaders program for at-risk teens, and did pro bono work for the Jawun Development Program. Dr. Chan is now a doctorprenuer, as the CEO and cofounder of Smileyscope, which grew out of her own clinical experience. Smileyscope transforms pediatric needle procedures through patient-centred virtual reality, which decreases patient pain and anxiety and makes the procedures quicker and safer for clinicians. Smileyscope has won international awards in health care, design, and innovation. Dr. Chan invites you to share Smileyscope’s vision to make health care a better place for all.

    Tom Sutton

    Tom Sutton is an accomplished visionary leader in medical device marketing, product development, and strategic alliances with a focus in the vascular access, IV therapy and infection prevention markets. Currently active as a marketing and strategy consultant, Tom previously served as Vice President of Marketing at B. Braun, where he led the marketing of a billion-dollar annual revenue portfolio of medical device and vascular access products. Tom helped B. Braun grow its vascular access and key IV therapy products to sustained above-market growth rates and negotiated key strategic alliances, adding critical product lines and technologies. Tom has also held director and senior level marketing and business development roles at Smiths Medical and Medex as well as sales and marketing leadership roles at Johnson & Johnson. Tom was an industry leader in the market change to needle-stick safety features for IV therapy and serves on the board of the International Safety Center, a nonprofit dedicated to sharps injury prevention. Tom is a co-inventor on multiple medical device patents, and holds a BS and MBA from the University of South Carolina, as well as executive education from The Wharton School.

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

    Guests:

    ·      Evelyn Chan, MBBS, MSc, DCH

    ·      Thomas Sutton

    Interested in innovative technology that supports pediatric pain management and procedure phobia? In the 2021 Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice, Standard 32, Pain Management with Venipuncture and Vascular Access Procedures, notes: “Use distraction techniques. The use of ‘virtual reality’ by use of a computer-simulated environment accessed through a head-mounted device was found to be effective in children in decreasing pain associated with venipuncture.” Listen in as Dr. Evelyn Chan and Thomas Sutton discuss Smileyscope, a virtual reality solution that “redefines fear through positive technology.”

    Resources:

    Chan, E., Hovenden, M., Ramage, E., et al. Virtual reality for pediatric needle procedural pain: two randomized clinical trials. J. Pediatr. 2019;209:160–167. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2019.02.034

    http://www.smileyscope.com/

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  • Episode 77: June 11, 2021 - Discussing Healthy Work Environment and Nurses’ Health with the New INS President

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    Do you know the six standards of a healthy work environment? Is research part of your clinical practice? Are you ready to accept the Healthy Nurse Healthy NationTM grand challenge? Listen as Sue Weaver, President of the INS Board of Directors shares her passion for research, explores the standards of healthy work environments, and encourages you to join Healthy Nurse Healthy NationTM

    Do you know the six standards of a healthy work environment? Is research part of your clinical practice? Are you ready to accept the Healthy Nurse Healthy NationTM grand challenge? Listen as Sue Weaver, President of the INS Board of Directors shares her passion for research, explores the standards of healthy work environments, and encourages you to join Healthy Nurse Healthy NationTM

    Sue Weaver, PhD, RN, CRNI®, NEA-BC

    Sue Weaver, PhD, RN, CRNI®, NEA-BC, has been a nurse for more than 30 years. She has a PhD in nursing and a master’s degree in nursing with a focus in nursing administration. Currently, Sue is a nurse scientist at Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH), Ann May Center for Nursing and the New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing, with a program of research on the nursing workforce. She has published her work in multiple peer-reviewed nursing journals and presented at state and national conferences. At HMH, Sue is an active member of the Vascular Access Device Team. She has experience as an ICU nurse, evening nursing supervisor, and nurse educator, with responsibility for teaching the IV course. Sue has just completed her term on the INS National Council on Education. Sue has been a CRNI® since 2008 and also has nurse executive, advanced certification.

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

    Guests: Sue Weaver, PhD, RN, CRNI®, NEA-BC – President, INS Board of Directors

    Do you know the six standards of a healthy work environment? Is research part of your clinical practice? Are you ready to accept the Healthy Nurse Healthy NationTM grand challenge? Listen as Sue Weaver, President of the INS Board of Directors shares her passion for research, explores the standards of healthy work environments, and encourages you to join Healthy Nurse Healthy NationTM

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  • Episode 76: May 28, 2021 - Vein Visualization and Vessel Health

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    In this episode of INS Infusion Room, leading experts Nancy Moureau, Dennis Ernst, and Peter Carr discuss the significance of vessel preservation, vascular visualization, and practice and educational goals that will improve patient outcomes. 

    In this episode of INS Infusion Room, leading experts Nancy Moureau, Dennis Ernst, and Peter Carr discuss the significance of vessel preservation, vascular visualization, and practice and educational goals that will improve patient outcomes. 

    Nancy Moureau, PhD, RN, CRNI®, CPUI, VA-BC

    Nancy Moureau PhD, RN, CRNI®, CPUI, VA-BC is an internationally recognized speaker and expert in the field of vascular access practice. A nurse for more than 30 years, Dr. Moureau performed clinical work most recently as a staff member on the PICC/IV team at Prisma/Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, SC and now works as a home infusion nurse with Infinity Infusion Nursing. As the owner and CEO of PICC Excellence, she provides online education for all types of vascular access to promote greater patient safety and works with manufacturers to make more education available to clinicians. A well-published author, Dr. Moureau is constantly involved with research and literature analysis. A recipient of the Herbst Award for Lifetime Achievement through the Association for Vascular Access for Excellence in 2016, Dr. Moureau is a supporter of vascular access specialization. An adjunct associate professor at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, she has participated in multiple Australian research studies and is a member of the Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching and Research (AVATAR). Dr. Moureau is an advisor, consultant, speaker and expert throughout the USA and abroad on subjects specific to PICCs, ultrasound, central lines, infection prevention, and general vascular access education. A supporter of training and competency assessment for invasive procedures Dr. Moureau and her team at PICC Excellence have established the only PICC certification process, Certified PICC Ultrasound Inserter (CPUI), where those who meet qualifications gain and maintain the credentials of an expert CPUI. Nancy continues to be a resource and mentor to many and can be reached through nancy@piccexcellence.com.

    Dennis J. Ernst, MT (ASCP), NCPT (NCCT)

    Dennis J. Ernst, MT(ASCP), NCPT(NCCT) is the Director of the Center for Phlebotomy Education, Inc. in Cheboygan, Michigan. Besides being a highly recruited international lecturer, he has authored five books on phlebotomy and over 50 articles. Mr. Ernst has chaired multiple committees that write and revise industry standards for blood sample collection and has served on multiple CDC Evidence Review panels establishing best practices for blood collection.  As a subject-matter expert, he has appeared on Dateline NBC, and quoted by the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Weekly Reader, and, yes, even the National Inquirer. Mr. Ernst frequently serves as an expert witness in phlebotomy-related litigation, and his blog, Phlebotomy Today, is read by over 14,000 healthcare professionals worldwide.

    Peter J. Carr, PhD, MMedSc, BSc, RN

    Pete J. Carr, PhD, MMedSc, BSc, RN trained as a vascular access clinician in Ireland, the UK, Australia, and has contributed to clinical research in vascular access since 2010. He completed his PhD with the Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching and Research (AVATAR) Group at Griffith University, Queensland Australia. Dr. Carr currently holds the position of Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the National University of Ireland Galway. His clinical research agenda hopes to improve vascular access outcomes for patients, clinicians, and healthcare providers. You can follow him on Twitter @pcarriv

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

    Guests: 
    • Nancy L. Moureau PhD, RN, CRNI®, CPUI, VA-BC
    • Dennis J. Ernst, MT(ASCP), NCPT(NCCT)
    • Peter J. Carr PhD, MMedSc, BSc, RN

    The use of vascular visualization technology is recommended to increase insertion success of the most appropriate vessel while reducing insertion-related complications, thereby promoting vessel health and preserving the patient’s vasculature. In this episode of INS Infusion Room, leading experts Nancy Moureau, Dennis Ernst, and Peter Carr discuss the significance of vessel preservation, vascular visualization, and practice and educational goals that will improve patient outcomes.

     Resources:

    1. INS Virtual Infusion Education
      Promoting Vessel Health and Preservation Through Vein Visualization
      June 29 & 30, 2021            
      Register here: https://www.learningcenter.ins1.org/2021JuneVirtual
    2. Moureau NL. The VHP model. In: Moureau NL, ed. Vessel Health and Preservation: The Right Approach for Vascular Access [Open Access]. Springer, Cham; 2019. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-03149-7_1
    3. Vessel Health and Preservation: The Right Approach for Vascular Access (available for Kindle through Amazon at no charge): https://amzn.to/37vTN8D


  • Episode 75: May 13, 2021 - Sickle Cell Disease My Story – Remembering Kelsey Taylor

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    Living with sickle cell anemia: what I wish my caregivers understood about me—Kelsey Taylor, June, 2019.

    Living with sickle cell anemia: what I wish my caregivers understood about me—Kelsey Taylor, June, 2019.

    Kelsey Taylor

    My name is Kelsey Taylor. I’m a 27-year-old graduate of Wheaton College, MA.  I was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia at birth, and since then have been advocating for patients nationwide. While struggling with sickle cell, I had my first pain crisis when I was 5 years old, suffered severe daily pain since age 16, and at 19 I ended up doing a bone marrow transplant in an attempt to cure my disease. I engrafted—meaning new, healthy bone marrow was producing normal cells—but my body rejected the healthy marrow and sickle cell disease returned a month later. Since then, I've focused on advocating and sharing my experience with the disease, including creating a podcast to raise awareness of the patient perspective of not just sickle cell, but many chronic illnesses, diseases, and disabilities.

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

    Guest: Kelsey Taylor (Recorded June, 2019)

    Sickle cell disease is a family of blood disorders that affects the hemoglobin molecule in red blood cells, and impacts approximately 80 000 individuals in the United States. It’s the most common inherited blood disorder in this country, affecting 1 in 500 African Americans and 1 in 1000-1400 Hispanic Americans. In sickle cell disease, the hemoglobin molecules are atypical and change into a crescent—or sickle—shape. Those living with sickle cell disease often experience episodes of severe pain and suffer the effects of anemia, which causes extreme fatigue, shortness of breath and, in children, delayed growth and development. In adults, serious complications may include pulmonary hypertension, a form of high blood pressure that affects the blood vessels that supply the lung.

    In this session, Kelsey Taylor described her experiences living with the disease and explains how she worked to advocate for those who experience sickle cell and other chronic conditions.      

    Resources:

    1. https://www.sciencemag.org/new...
    2.  https://sponsored.bostonglobe.com/pfizer/dear-scientist-sickle-cell-disease/
    3. https://www.gofundme.com/f/hel...
    4. Sickle Cell Disease Foundation: Sickle Cell Disease Foundation (scdfc.org)

  • Episode 74: May 7, 2021 - Tips and Tricks for Effective Educational Programs

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    Whether developing micro-learning capsules, traditional classroom lesson plans, or annual competency reviews, nursing education is designed to share specific information in its most accessible form. Learner engagement is essential to information retention; instruction design is essential to meaningful learning. In this podcast, Marlene Steinheiser and Dawn Berndt, the INS clinical education team shares practical tips for developing department- or organizational-based education programs.  


    Whether developing micro-learning capsules, traditional classroom lesson plans, or annual competency reviews, nursing education is designed to share specific information in its most accessible form. Learner engagement is essential to information retention; instruction design is essential to meaningful learning. In this podcast, Marlene Steinheiser and Dawn Berndt, the INS clinical education team shares practical tips for developing department- or organizational-based education programs.  


    Marlene Steinheiser, PhD, RN, CRNI®

    Director of Clinical Education, INS

    Marlene Steinheiser, PhD, RN, CRNI®, is the Director of Clinical Education for INS. In her role, she directs the development of educational programs and resources for INS and develops strategic alliances with other organizations. She earned her PhD in nursing at the University of Arizona, conducting research focusing on compassion fatigue among healthcare professionals. A nurse for more than 32 years, Dr. Steinheiser has had experience in acute care, home infusion, long-term care, regulatory organizations, and academic nursing.

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

    Guest: Marlene M. Steinheiser, PhD, RN, CRNI® – INS Director of Clinical Education

    Abstract:

    Whether developing micro-learning capsules, traditional classroom lesson plans, or annual competency reviews, nursing education is designed to share specific information in its most accessible form. Learner engagement is essential to information retention; instruction design is essential to meaningful learning. In this podcast, Marlene Steinheiser and Dawn Berndt, the INS clinical education team shares practical tips for developing department- or organizational-based education programs. 

     

    Resources:

    Gorski LA, Hadaway L, Hagle ME, et al. Infusion therapy standards of practice. J Infus Nurs. 2021;44(suppl 1):S1-S224. doi:10.1097/NAN.0000000000000396

    Wright D. The Ultimate Guide to Competency Assessment in Health Care. 3rd edition. Minneapolis: Creative Health Care Management; 2005.

    Donna Wright - Creative Heath Car–e Management (chcm.com)