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    Plasma is a vital source material for a number of plasma-derived medications that treat and prevent life-threatening diseases, illnesses and conditions. Plasma can’t be created in a laboratory or synthetically produced. Learn how plasma donation helps make therapies available for patients with bleeding disorders, Alpha-1antitrypsin deficiency, Guillain-Barre syndrome, infections and many other conditions.

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    Plasma is a vital source material for a number of plasma-derived medications that treat and prevent life-threatening diseases, illnesses and conditions. Plasma can’t be created in a laboratory or synthetically produced. Learn how plasma donation helps make therapies available for patients with bleeding disorders, Alpha-1antitrypsin deficiency, Guillain-Barre syndrome, infections and many other conditions.

    Vlasta Hakes

    Senior Director, Corporate Affairs

    Grifols

    Vlasta leads Grifols ongoing efforts to develop and execute social initiative strategies that advance Grifols brand and reputation in the communities in which Grifols operates. Her key responsibilities include ensuring that these activities align with and advance Grifols corporate mission, build shared value with core stakeholders, and increase internal and external engagement in the Company’s social programs. By understanding both the needs of the business and local communities in which Grifols operates, she is able to drive innovative approaches to Grifols’ corporate sustainability strategy that highlight Grifols brand and reputation as a world-class company.

    Vlasta proudly serves as a Board Member of the J.A. Grifols Foundation along with managing the growth and day-to-day activities of the Foundation. She is also a steering member of the Women's Leadership Initiative, a Grifols Employee Resource Group.

    Vlasta joined Grifols in December 2006 and is based in Washington D.C. She graduated with a Masters of Arts in Political Management from George Washington University, Washington D.C. Vlasta also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Speech Communications from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. 

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

    Guest: Vlasta Hakes, Senior Director, Corporate Affairs - Grifols

    Plasma is a vital source material for a number of plasma-derived medications that treat and prevent life-threatening diseases, illnesses and conditions. Plasma can’t be created in a laboratory or synthetically produced. Learn how plasma donation helps make therapies available for patients with bleeding disorders, Alpha-1antitrypsin deficiency, Guillain-Barre syndrome, infections and many other conditions.

     Resources:

    ·       www.grifols.com (general information about Grifols)

    ·      www.grifolsplasma.com (general information about Grifols plasma donor centers, what you need when you donate, etc)

    ·      https://www.grifolsplasma.com/en/locations/find-a-donation-center (link to where to find a plasma donation center)

    ·      https://www.grifolsplasma.com/en/plasma-donor/why-donate

    ·      https://www.grifolsplasma.com/en/about-plasma-donation/what-is-plasma

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    Interested in learning how to improve ultrasound assessment and needle insertion skills? Attend the INS preconference workshop and learn from national experts about topics that impact your practice including intraosseous access, device selection, care, management, and salvage. This program is sponsored by Teleflex Incorporated.  

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    Interested in learning how to improve ultrasound assessment and needle insertion skills? Attend the INS preconference workshop and learn from national experts about topics that impact your practice including intraosseous access, device selection, care, management, and salvage. This program is sponsored by Teleflex Incorporated.  

    Dr. Amy Bardin-Spencer Ed.D, MSc, RRT, VA-BC, FAARC

    I am a member of a dynamic team stretching the boundaries of skill and scope of practice in the name of patient care and positive outcomes. As a proud respiratory therapist and vascular access specialist I really have the best of both worlds. I am able to maintain a passion in my chosen field of respiratory care and advance a scope to increase collaboration among an entire healthcare team to deliver better practice with measurable related outcomes. In the last few years, I have focused on advancing my education, having completed my BS and MS I am now pursuing my PhD. This journey has been amazing and has opened my mind to so many great things. Sticking to my personal moto of “Find your Purpose,” I have truly found mine as both a bedside clinician and a teacher/mentor. 

     My philosophy regarding teaching and mentoring others encompasses the ability to contribute to someone else’s success, through motivation, inspiration and leading by example. Working side by side with individuals or an entire team and finding common practices that exemplify our work and patient outcomes. As a teacher/mentor/leader I believe motivation is important, maintaining a vision and expectation is essential for others success. Inspiring each individual to their maximum potential by seeking qualities within them. I am a leader, leading individuals on my team or in life through a journey of personal experience and contribution, reward, and challenge.

    Amy Mills, RN

    Amy Mills is an experienced nurse of 29 years with clinical experience in neonatal intensive care, pediatric intensive care, emergency department and air medical transport. Currently, she is the Senior Manager of Strategic Programs with Clinical Affairs at Teleflex. Amy takes pride in providing the best clinical education possible and has a goal to make a positive impact on patient care through research, education, and clinical support.

    In her role, Amy develops and delivers clinical education from novice to expert, engages in research to support the development of new products and the expansion of clinical practice, and collaborates with medical societies on innovative education programs. Engagement with societies brings a high-level of connection to the bedside nurse which is one of the things Amy likes best about this interaction, as she is always thinking of new and exciting ways to bring education to life.

    Amy is the recipient of the prestigious Brody Award for Nursing Excellence. This annual award is given to one Divisional Staff Nurse of the Year at Vidant Medical Center. This award was achieved after a year of dedication to pediatric trauma pain management research, development of a flight team skills maintenance program and publication of previous research in the hospital journal. These were the stepping-stones of Amy’s career, which has a parallel path at Teleflex.

    When not developing or delivering education, you can find Amy spending time with her large family to include her husband, son, and golden retriever. She also enjoys giving back to her community as a volunteer for charitable services.

               

    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 and Publications Manager

    Guests:

    ·       Dr. Amy Bardin-Spencer,  EdD, MSc, RRT, VA-BC, FAARC – Director, Medical Affairs and Senior Director, Clinical Affairs, Vascular at Teleflex Incorporated

    ·       Amy Mills, BSN, RN – Senior Manager, Clinical Affairs at Teleflex Incorporated

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

    Interested in learning how to improve ultrasound assessment and needle insertion skills? Attend the INS preconference workshop and learn from national experts about topics that impact your practice including intraosseous access, device selection, care, management, and salvage. This program is presented by Teleflex Clinical and Medical Affairs.  

    Special INS 2022 Preconference Workshop Offered on Friday, June 3, 1:00–5:00pm

    Right Line Right Now. Presented by Teleflex Clinical and Medical Affairs

    This 4-hour workshop will explore vascular access options for patients with urgent, emergent, and long-term access needs. Selection of the right device for each clinical situation using the latest innovations in both intraosseous (IO) and intravenous access will be explored as will anatomical characteristics of the vasculature using ultrasound guidance.

    6 hands-on clinical stations will include:

    1. Ultrasound Assessment
    2. Ultrasound Needling
    3. Care and Management
    4. Device Selection
    5. Device Salvage
    6. Intraosseous Access

    This workshop requires a separate registration fee and is limited to 48 participants.

    Don’t delay. Click here to secure your ticket!

    Resources:

    Vascular Access | US | Teleflex

    Right Line Right Now Preconference Workshop

    INS 2022 Annual Conference at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida

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    Does your health care organization standardize practice for IV push medication administration? Do you have ready-to-administer drugs available for patient care? Learn how ready-to-administer drugs can improve patient safety and nursing practice. Listen as Loretta Dorn discusses the importance of standardizing IV push medication administration utilizing INS Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice, and guidance provided by Institute for Safe Medical Practices (ISMP) and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN).

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    Does your health care organization standardize practice for IV push medication administration? Do you have ready-to-administer drugs available for patient care? Learn how ready-to-administer drugs can improve patient safety and nursing practice. Listen as Loretta Dorn discusses the importance of standardizing IV push medication administration utilizing INS Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice, and guidance provided by Institute for Safe Medical Practices (ISMP) and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN).

    Loretta Dorn, RN, MSN, CRNI®

    Director, Clinical Liaison Team

    Fresenius Kabi

    Loretta Dorn, RN MSN CRNI®, is the director of the clinical liaison team at Fresenius Kabi that provides professional education on the use and administration of IV therapy products to clinicians across the United States. She has more than 20 years of nursing experience and health care leadership experience in a variety of settings including community health, ICU, oncology, specialty IV therapy, home care, and long-term care. Loretta Dorn has written international health care standards and directed clinical studies, and is the patient safety chair of Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN). This team most recently published the IV Push Evidence-Based Practice Checklist. She has authored numerous publications in professional nursing and medical journals and works closely with professional organizations to assist with setting clinical standards. She is a peer journal reviewer for the Journal of Infusion Nursing and is on the American Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) education committee. 

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

    Guest: Loretta Dorn, RN MSN CRNI®, Director of Clinical Liaisons – Fresenius Kabi US LLC

    Does your health care organization standardize practice for IV push medication administration? Do you have ready-to-administer drugs available for patient care? Learn how ready-to-administer drugs can improve patient safety and nursing practice. Listen as Loretta Dorn discusses the importance of standardizing IV push medication administration utilizing INS Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice, and guidance provided by Institute for Safe Medical Practices (ISMP) and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN).

    Resources:

    ·      Home - Fresenius Kabi USA (fresenius-kabi.com)

    ·      Ready-to-Administer Drugs - Fresenius Kabi USA (fresenius-kabi.com)

    ·      Home | Institute For Safe Medication Practices (ismp.org)

    ·      Safe Practice Guidelines for Adult IV Push Medications | Institute For Safe Medication Practices (ismp.org)

    ·      QSEN Home –

    ·      IV Push Evidence-Based Practice Checklist - (qsen.org)

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    Stewardship: The responsible overseeing and protection of something considered worth caring for and preserving. Antimicrobials are worth protecting to preserve their efficacy. Listen as Dr. Becky Linn discusses the antimicrobial stewardship, the drug development and resistance timeline, and educating patients regarding the effective use of antimicrobials.

    Stewardship: The responsible overseeing and protection of something considered worth caring for and preserving. Antimicrobials are worth protecting to preserve their efficacy. Listen as Dr. Becky Linn discusses the antimicrobial stewardship, the drug development and resistance timeline, and educating patients regarding the effective use of antimicrobials.

    Becky Linn, PharmD, BCPS

    Becky S. Linn, PharmD, BCPS, received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy where she joined the faculty in 2013 teaching courses in therapeutics and clinical pharmacokinetics. After training at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado, she practiced clinical pharmacy with an emphasis in critical care and student rotation coordination. Dr. Linn’s current practice involves daily rounding with an inpatient family medicine team for the Fort Collins Family Medicine Residency program. She serves as Champion of the Residency Teaching Certificate for the School of Pharmacy and is a member of the Student Affairs and Faculty Development Committees. Dr. Linn’s teaching interests include infectious diseases and cardiology, and her research interests include infectious diseases and interprofessional education models.

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

    Guest: Becky S. Linn, Pharm.D., BCPS - Associate Clinical Professor, University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy

    Stewardship: The responsible overseeing and protection of something considered worth caring for and preserving. Antimicrobials are worth protecting to preserve their efficacy. Listen as Dr. Becky Linn discusses the antimicrobial stewardship, the drug development and resistance timeline, and educating patients regarding the effective use of antimicrobials.

    Resources:

    About Antibiotic Resistance | CDC

    5 Things to Know | CDC

    Actions to Fight Antibiotic Resistance | CDC

    ANA-CDC-whitepaper.pdf – Redefining the Antibiotic Stewardship Team

    ANA white paper on antiobiotic stewardship - WSNA

     

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    When administering infusion therapy, the safety, accuracy, and precision of the infusion pump is essential. Learn about multi-therapy delivery options from clinical experts at Moog® Medical.

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    When administering infusion therapy, the safety, accuracy, and precision of the infusion pump is essential. Learn about multi-therapy delivery options from clinical experts at Moog® Medical.

    Diane Wander, RN, BSN

    Director of Clinical Programs

    Moog® Medical

    Diane Wander received her nursing degree from the College of St. Catherine in 1993. She worked as a nurse and nurse manager at United Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota before leaving the clinical setting to start her career in the medical device industry. After working for Smiths Medical in sales training and as the Director of Clinical Services, Diane joined Moog Medical in 2010 where she manages a team of nurses and dieticians. As the Director of Clinical Programs at Moog, Diane works hard to ensure that all of Moog Medical products meet the needs of their end users through thoughtful product definition and design based on good usability engineering principles. Diane and her team strive to ensure that all Moog Medical device users have the tools and support to use our products safely and effectively.

    Kathy Iacuone RN, BSN

    Kathy Iacuone RN, BSN

    Moog® Medical

    Kathy Iacuone joined the Moog team as Clinical Services Manager in March of 2016. Kathy leads the external clinical team for both IV and Enteral product lines. She oversees daily customer support and product training. She supports all departments clinically to include: Sales, Engineering, Marketing, Regulatory, and Quality, as well as participating in new product testing and development.

    A registered nurse for 33 yrs. her focus has been infusion in the alternate care space. She began her career in Boston-New England Medical Center, enjoyed travel nursing, working in Intensive Care units across the country for several years. Prior to joining the team at Moog, she held the position of Nurse Manager for 8 yrs. at CVS/Coram Specialty Infusion in Tampa.

    Craig Dice

    Director of Sales

    Moog® Medical

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

    Guests:

    • Diane Wander, RN, BSN - Director of Clinical Programs, Moog® Medical
    • Kathy Iacuone RN, BSN – Clinical Services Manager, Moog® Medical
    • Craig Dice – Director of Sales – IV Sales, Moog® Medical

    When administering infusion therapy, the safety, accuracy, and precision of the infusion pump is essential. Learn about multi-therapy delivery options from clinical experts at Moog® Medical.

    Resources:

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    In celebration of IV Nurse Day, listen in as two infusion nurses describe their clinical practice, the challenges they manage, and the rewards of their profession.

    In celebration of IV Nurse Day, listen in as two infusion nurses describe their clinical practice, the challenges they manage, and the rewards of their profession.

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

    Guests:

    ·      Ahnalinn Prettyman, RN, CRNI® – Staff Nurse, Infusion Therapy

    ·      Shirley Rodriguez, RN –  Infusion Staff Nurse, Oncology

     In celebration of  IV Nurse Day, listen in as two infusion nurses describe their clinical practice, the challenges they manage, and the rewards of their profession.

    Resources:

    ·      INS Strong – https://www.ins1.org/about-us/iv-nurse-day/

    ·      INSider – the official membership news publication of Infusion Nurses Society: https://issuu.com/infusionnursessociety/docs/insider_jan_feb_final

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    Is it possible to use ultrasound technology for PIVC insertion without using ultrasound gel? Justin Reynolds and Emily Smith describe how to place vascular access devices using a 100% gel-free process.

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    Is it possible to use ultrasound technology for PIVC insertion without using ultrasound gel? Justin Reynolds and Emily Smith describe how to place vascular access devices using a 100% gel-free process.

    Emily Smith, BS, RDMS, RVT

    Clinical Marketing Specialist

    CIVCO Medical Solutions

    Emily Smith, BS, RDMS, RVT, is a clinical marketing specialist at CIVCO Medical Solutions. She has 27 years’ experience as a practicing sonographer and is board certified in OB/GYN, ABD, PS, and vascular sonography. She has been a member of the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography for over 15 years and holds an elected committee position. For the past 22 years, she has had the privilege to educate radiology residents, physicians, and sonographers through active scanning and didactic platforms.

    Justin Reynolds

    Product Line Manager

    CIVCO Medical Solutions

    Justin Reynolds has been with CIVCO Medical Solutions for 4 years where he serves as the product line manager for the company’s infection control offering. After taking a break from the legal profession to earn his MBA, he decided to follow a completely new career path and now enjoys the challenges and rewards of overseeing a portfolio of products dedicated to infection control in ultrasound.

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

    Guests:

    ·      Emily Smith, BS, RDMS, RVT – CIVCO Medical Solutions Clinical Marketing Specialist

    ·      Justin Reynolds – CIVCO Medical Solutions Product Line Manager

    Is it possible to use ultrasound technology for PIVC insertion without using ultrasound gel? Justin Reynolds and Emily Smith describe how to place vascular access devices using a 100% gel-free process.

    Resources:

    ·      CIVCO Medical Solutions

    ·      CIVCO - Envision™ Ultrasound Probe Covers & Scanning Pads

    ·      EnvisionTM Ultrasound Probe Cover Brochure 2018R-3063-REV-3.pdf (civco.com)