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

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  • Inspiring Nursing Scholarship: INS’ Gardner Foundation Scholarships

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    The Infusion Nurses Society (INS) established the Gardner Foundation to provide scholarships for INS members who are dedicated to advancing the delivery of quality infusion therapy, enhancing the specialty through stringent standards of practice and professional ethics, and promoting research and education in the infusion specialty. INS awards more than $30,000 in scholarships every year and recipients are honored at INS’ Annual Meeting.  

    In this podcast, you will have the opportunity to hear from three 2018 Gardner Foundation scholarship recipients. Learn about the application process, why you should apply, and how your nursing practice will benefit. 

    The call for applications opens January 2019. Watch the INS website and apply!   

    The Infusion Nurses Society (INS) established the Gardner Foundation to provide scholarships for INS members who are dedicated to advancing the delivery of quality infusion therapy, enhancing the specialty through stringent standards of practice and professional ethics, and promoting research and education in the infusion specialty. INS awards more than $30,000 in scholarships every year and recipients are honored at INS’ Annual Meeting.  

    In this podcast, you will have the opportunity to hear from three 2018 Gardner Foundation scholarship recipients. Learn about the application process, why you should apply, and how your nursing practice will benefit. 

    The call for applications opens January 2019. Watch the INS website and apply!   

    Guests: 
    Tamara Johnson, BSN, RN, CRNI®
    Patricia D'Angelo, RN, CRNI®
    Cynthia Sumrall, BSN, RN, CRNI®

    The Infusion Nurses Society (INS) established the Gardner Foundation to provide scholarships for INS members who are dedicated to advancing the delivery of quality infusion therapy, enhancing the specialty through stringent standards of practice and professional ethics, and promoting research and education in the infusion specialty. INS awards more than $30,000 in scholarships every year and recipients are honored at INS’ Annual Meeting.  

    In this podcast, you will have the opportunity to hear from three 2018 Gardner Foundation scholarship recipients. Learn about the application process, why you should apply, and how your nursing practice will benefit.

    The call for applications opens January 2019. Watch the INS website and apply!   

    Resource: Gardner Foundation scholarships. Infusion Nurses Society’s website.   http://www.ins1.org/GardnerFoundation/GardnerScholarships.aspx.

  • Bleeding Disorders

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    Bleeding disorders affect thousands of children in the United States, and practitioners face multiple challenges in their management and treatment. Effective nursing care for patients with bleeding disorders requires that nurses understand the pathophysiology of the disease, recognize those who present in crisis, and possess the ability to manage acute complications aggressively. This podcast will provide an overview of bleeding disorders, discuss their diagnosis and management, and will delineate the role of the infusion nurse.

    Bleeding disorders affect thousands of children in the United States, and practitioners face multiple challenges in their management and treatment. Effective nursing care for patients with bleeding disorders requires that nurses understand the pathophysiology of the disease, recognize those who present in crisis, and possess the ability to manage acute complications aggressively. This podcast will provide an overview of bleeding disorders, discuss their diagnosis and management, and will delineate the role of the infusion nurse.

    Ashley Smith, MSN, RN, CRNI®

    Nurse Specialist, Bleeding Disorders

    Ashley Smith, MSN, RN, CRNI®, is a nurse specialist in bleeding disorder therapies at Paragon Healthcare Specialty. Before her career in specialty pharmacy, Mrs. Smith spent many years caring for pediatric and adult patients in the emergency department. She has also worked in cardiology, general medicine, and outpatient surgery. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Jacksonville State University and an MSN in nursing education from the University of North Alabama. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, now known as Sigma. 

    Guest: 
    Ashley Smith, MSN, RN, CRNI® 
    Nurse Specialist, Bleeding Disorders

    Bleeding disorders affect thousands of children in the United States, and practitioners face multiple challenges in their management and treatment. Effective nursing care for patients with bleeding disorders requires that nurses understand the pathophysiology of the disease, recognize those who present in crisis, and possess the ability to manage acute complications aggressively. This podcast will provide an overview of bleeding disorders, discuss their diagnosis and management, and will delineate the role of the infusion nurse.

    Resource:
    American Society of Hematology. Bleeding disorders. http://www.hematology.org/Patients/Bleeding.aspx. Accessed October 1, 2018. 


  • Demystifying Gout (Part 3): Complications and Management of Chronic Gout

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    Early detection and treatment of gout is significant for reducing the risk of complications. When left untreated, gout can affect other organs and body parts causing irreversible joint damage, joint deformity, loss of mobility or range of motion, bone loss, tophi, kidney stones, chronic kidney disease, or kidney failure. This third and final podcast on demystifying gout will explore options aimed at reducing the incidence of gouty attacks, how to prevent complications, and ways to improve the patient’s quality of life. 

    Early detection and treatment of gout is significant for reducing the risk of complications. When left untreated, gout can affect other organs and body parts causing irreversible joint damage, joint deformity, loss of mobility or range of motion, bone loss, tophi, kidney stones, chronic kidney disease, or kidney failure. This third and final podcast on demystifying gout will explore options aimed at reducing the incidence of gouty attacks, how to prevent complications, and ways to improve the patient’s quality of life. 

    Vickie Sayles, BSN, RN-BC, CRNI®

    Clinical Nurse Manager

    Vickie L. Sayles, BSN, RN-BC, CRNI®, is the clinical nurse manager for the department of rheumatic and immunologic diseases at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. She is board-certified in ambulatory nursing, rheumatology nursing, and infusion nursing, and she currently serves as treasurer of the Rheumatology Nurse Society. A presenter at various conferences in the United States, Ms. Sayles has spoken on subjects such as infusion nursing, infusion medications, biologic drugs, and biosimilar drugs.

    Guest:
    Vickie L. Sayles, BSN, RN-BC, CRNI®
    Clinical Nurse Manager, Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Disease
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation

    Early detection and treatment of gout is significant for reducing the risk of complications. When left untreated, gout can affect other organs and body parts causing irreversible joint damage, joint deformity, loss of mobility or range of motion, bone loss, tophi, kidney stones, chronic kidney disease, or kidney failure. This third and final podcast on demystifying gout will explore options aimed at reducing the incidence of gouty attacks, how to prevent complications, and ways to improve the patient’s quality of life.

    Resources:     

    • Borghi C, Perez-Ruiz F. Urate lowering therapies in the treatment of gout: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2016;20(5):983-992.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27010159.  Accessed September 19, 2018. 
    • Dalbeth N, Stamp LK, Merriman TR. The genetics of gout: towards personalized medicine? BMC Med. 2017;15(1):108. doi: 10.1186/s12916-017-0878-5.
    • Shekelle P, Newberry S, Fitzgerald J, et al. Management of gout: a systematic review in support of an American College of Physicians clinical practice guideline. Ann Intern Med. 2017;166(1):37-51. doi: 10.7326/M16-0461. 
    • Wagler V, Pumerantz A. Management of acute and recurrent gout. Ann Intern Med. 2017;166(10):759. doi: 10.7326/L17-0144.

  • Demystifying Gout (Part 2): Diagnosis and Management

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    The overall prevalence of gout in the United States is about 4 percent. Gout is more frequent as individuals age, and men experience the disease more often than women. Comorbidities, such as obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, kidney disorders, and hypocholesteremia, can increase the risk of gout. Both heredity and diet may also affect prevalence. Part 2 of this 3-part series will discuss how gout is diagnosed and provide an overview of medications used in its treatment. The podcast will conclude with the second segment discussion the continuing case study.  

    The overall prevalence of gout in the United States is about 4 percent. Gout is more frequent as individuals age, and men experience the disease more often than women. Comorbidities, such as obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, kidney disorders, and hypocholesteremia, can increase the risk of gout. Both heredity and diet may also affect prevalence. Part 2 of this 3-part series will discuss how gout is diagnosed and provide an overview of medications used in its treatment. The podcast will conclude with the second segment discussion the continuing case study.  

    Vickie Sayles, BSN, RN-BC, CRNI®

    Clinical Nurse Manager

    Vickie L. Sayles, BSN, RN-BC, CRNI®, is the clinical nurse manager for the department of rheumatic and immunologic diseases at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. She is board-certified in ambulatory nursing, rheumatology nursing, and infusion nursing, and she currently serves as treasurer of the Rheumatology Nurse Society. A presenter at various conferences in the United States, Ms. Sayles has spoken on subjects such as infusion nursing, infusion medications, biologic drugs, and biosimilar drugs.

    Guest:
    Vickie L. Sayles, BSN, RN-BC, CRNI®
    Clinical Nurse Manager, Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Disease
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation

    The overall prevalence of gout in the United States is about 4 percent. Gout is more frequent as individuals age, and men experience the disease more often than women. Comorbidities, such as obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, kidney disorders, and hypocholesteremia, can increase the risk of gout. Both heredity and diet may also affect prevalence. Part 2 of this 3-part series will discuss how gout is diagnosed and provide an overview of medications used in its treatment. The podcast will conclude with the second segment discussion the continuing case study.  

    Resources:
    1. Borghi C, Perez-Ruiz F. Urate lowering therapies in the treatment of gout:  a systematic review and meta-analysis.  Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2016;20(5):983-992.  
    2. Dalbeth N, Stamp L, Merriman T. The genetics of gout: towards personalized medicine? BMC Med. 2017;15:108.  doi: 10.1186/s12916-017-0878-5.
    3. Shekelle P, Newberry S, Fitzgerald J, et al. Management of gout: a systematic review in support of an American College of Physicians Clinical Practice Guideline. Ann Intern Med. 2017;166(1):37-55.  doi: 10.7326/M16-0461. 
    4. Wagler VD, Pumerantz AW. Management of acute and recurrent gout. Ann Intern Med. 2017;166(10):759.  doi: 10.7326/L17-0144.

  • Demystifying Gout (Part 1): Pathophysiology, Population Prevalence, and Dietary Influences

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    Gout is a relatively common form of inflammatory arthritis that causes periods of painful swelling in joints. Although it is similar in many ways to rheumatoid arthritis, it is not an autoimmune disease, but rather a metabolic disorder. In this, the first of 3 podcasts on demystifying gout, the pathophysiology of gout, population prevalence, and the role diet plays in gouty arthritis will be discussed, and the first segment in a 3-part case study will be introduced.

    Gout is a relatively common form of inflammatory arthritis that causes periods of painful swelling in joints. Although it is similar in many ways to rheumatoid arthritis, it is not an autoimmune disease, but rather a metabolic disorder. In this, the first of 3 podcasts on demystifying gout, the pathophysiology of gout, population prevalence, and the role diet plays in gouty arthritis will be discussed, and the first segment in a 3-part case study will be introduced.

    Vickie Sayles, BSN, RN-BC, CRNI®

    Clinical Nurse Manager

    Vickie L. Sayles, BSN, RN-BC, CRNI®, is the clinical nurse manager for the department of rheumatic and immunologic diseases at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. She is board-certified in ambulatory nursing, rheumatology nursing, and infusion nursing, and she currently serves as treasurer of the Rheumatology Nurse Society. A presenter at various conferences in the United States, Ms. Sayles has spoken on subjects such as infusion nursing, infusion medications, biologic drugs, and biosimilar drugs.

    Guest:
    Vickie L. Sayles, BSN, RN-BC, CRNI®
    Clinical Nurse Manager, Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Disease
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation

    Gout is a relatively common form of inflammatory arthritis that causes periods of painful swelling in joints. Although it is similar in many ways to rheumatoid arthritis, it is not an autoimmune disease, but rather a metabolic disorder. In this, the first of 3 podcasts on demystifying gout, the pathophysiology of gout, population prevalence, and the role diet plays in gouty arthritis will be discussed, and the first segment in a 3-part case study will be introduced.

    Resources:

    • Borghi C, Perez-Ruiz F. Urate lowering therapies in the treatment of gout: a systematic review and meta-analysis.  Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2016;20(5):983-992. Accessed 18, August 2018.
    • Dalbeth N, Stamp LK, Merriman TR. The genetics of gout: towards personalised medicine? BMC Med. 2017;15(1):108.  doi: 10.1186/s12916-017-0878-5.
    • Shekelle PG, Newberry SJ, Fitzgerald JD, et al. Management of gout:  a systematic review in support of an American College of Physicians Clinical Practice Guideline.  Ann Intern Med. 2017;166(1):37-51.  doi: 10.7326/M16-0461.
    • Wagler V, Pumerantz A. Management of acute and recurrent gout. Ann Intern Med. 2017;166(10):759.  doi: 10.7326/L17-0144.
  • What I Wish You Knew About Me: Nursing the Older Adult (Part 2)

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    According to the Pew Research Center, 10,000 baby boomers reach the age of 65 every day. It is predicted that by 2060, the number of those 85 years of age and older will more than triple. To meet the needs of this burgeoning population, it is essential that nurses be knowledgeable about best practices for geriatric patients. Some important aspects of best practices include how aging changes can increase the risk for dehydration and how changes to the integumentary and nervous systems can affect treatments and patient outcomes. 

    According to the Pew Research Center, 10,000 baby boomers reach the age of 65 every day. It is predicted that by 2060, the number of those 85 years of age and older will more than triple. To meet the needs of this burgeoning population, it is essential that nurses be knowledgeable about best practices for geriatric patients. Some important aspects of best practices include how aging changes can increase the risk for dehydration and how changes to the integumentary and nervous systems can affect treatments and patient outcomes. 

    Suzanne Purvis, DNP, RN, GCNS-BC

    Clinical Nurse Specialist, Geriatrics

    Suzanne Purvis, DNP, RN, GCNS-BC, has been a geriatric clinical nurse specialist for 20 years. She obtained an MSN and a graduate certificate in gerontology from Georgia State University, and a doctor of nursing practice at the University of Minnesota. Her published work has focused on geriatric nursing competency development, the use of electronic health records in geriatrics, and dementia care education. 

    Guest: 
    Suzanne Purvis, DNP, RN, GCNS-BC
    Clinical Nurse Specialist, Geriatrics
    Beaumont Health
    Royal Oak, Michigan


    According to the Pew Research Center, 10,000 baby boomers reach the age of 65 every day. It is predicted that by 2060, the number of those 85 years of age and older will more than triple. To meet the needs of this burgeoning population, it is essential that nurses be knowledgeable about best practices for geriatric patients. Some important aspects of best practices include how aging changes can increase the risk for dehydration and how changes to the integumentary and nervous systems can affect treatments and patient outcomes. 

    Resources:
    1. Purvis S. Improving cognitive and functional outcomes in hospitalized older adults with dementia. National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) 2016-2017 webinar series. November 8, 2016.
    2. Purvis S, Zupanc T. Improving assessment of pain in the cognitively impaired older adult using a pre- post-quality improvement design. Nurses Improving Care of Health System Elders 2016 Online Connect webinars. October 19, 2016.  
    3. Purvis S, Zupanc T, VanDenBergh S, Martin H. Population-based nursing competency development. J Nurs Professional Dev. 2015;31(4): 231-236.

  • What I Wish You Knew About Me: Nursing the Older Adult (Part 1)

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    Did you know older adults have more exacerbations of chronic conditions when receiving infusion therapy than younger adults? For instance, a simple antibiotic infusion in an older adult may initiate an arthritic flare. Older adults often are unable to distinguish between an acute medication reaction, symptoms of their chronic disease, or conditional effects of aging. Are you prepared to communicate and advocate for your older patients?   

    Did you know older adults have more exacerbations of chronic conditions when receiving infusion therapy than younger adults? For instance, a simple antibiotic infusion in an older adult may initiate an arthritic flare. Older adults often are unable to distinguish between an acute medication reaction, symptoms of their chronic disease, or conditional effects of aging. Are you prepared to communicate and advocate for your older patients?   

    Suzanne Purvis, DNP, RN, GCNS-BC

    Clinical Nurse Specialist, Geriatrics

    Suzanne Purvis, DNP, RN, GCNS-BC, has been a geriatric clinical nurse specialist for 20 years. She obtained an MSN and a graduate certificate in gerontology from Georgia State University, and a doctor of nursing practice at the University of Minnesota. Her published work has focused on geriatric nursing competency development, the use of electronic health records in geriatrics, and dementia care education. 

    Guest: 
    Suzanne Purvis, DNP, RN, GCNS-BC
    Clinical Nurse Specialist, Geriatrics
    Beaumont Health

    Did you know older adults have more exacerbations of chronic conditions when receiving infusion therapy than younger adults? For instance, a simple antibiotic infusion in an older adult may initiate an arthritic flare. Older adults often are unable to distinguish between an acute medication reaction, symptoms of their chronic disease, or conditional effects of aging. Are you prepared to communicate and advocate for your older patients?   


    Resources:
    1. Purvis S. Improving cognitive and functional outcomes in hospitalized older adults with dementia. National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) 2016-2017 webinar series. November 8, 2016.

    2. Purvis S, Zupanc T. Improving assessment of pain in the cognitively impaired older adult using a pre- post-quality improvement design. Nurses Improving Care of Health System Elders 2016 Online Connect webinars. October 19, 2016.  

    3. Purvis S, Zupanc T, VanDenBergh S, Martin H. Population-based nursing competency development. J Nurs Professional Dev. 2015;31(4): 231-236.

  • Out on a Limb: Peripheral Infusion Therapy

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    Each year in the Unites States, it’s estimated that more than 150 million short peripheral catheters and 600,000 midline catheters are used to administer everything from antibiotics to parenteral nutrition. Is the peripheral route the best choice for your infusion therapy patient? Indications, advantages, and disadvantages for peripheral infusion therapy are discussed.

    Each year in the Unites States, it’s estimated that more than 150 million short peripheral catheters and 600,000 midline catheters are used to administer everything from antibiotics to parenteral nutrition. Is the peripheral route the best choice for your infusion therapy patient? Indications, advantages, and disadvantages for peripheral infusion therapy are discussed.

    Sharon Spencer, DNP, MSN, RN

    Clinical Assistant Professor

    Sharon Spencer, DNP, MSN, RN, is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Huntsville (UAH), College of Nursing. Her nursing career spans 33 years. Prior to her career in academia, she worked in numerous critical care areas, in outpatient services, on infusion therapy teams, and in specialty clinics, in particular urology and dermatology. Dr. Spencer earned a nursing degree from Charity School of Nursing at Delgado Community College in New Orleans, an MSN in health care systems management from Loyola University (New Orleans), and a DNP from UAH. She is a 2018 recipient of the NLN Alabama League of Nursing Lamplighter award for innovation in teaching with students, faculty and community partners. Her research interests include clinical practice issues such as infusion therapy. She is a member of Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi Honor societies.

    Guest: 
    Sharon Spencer, DNP, RN
    Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Alabama

    Each year in the Unites States, it’s estimated that more than 150 million short peripheral catheters and 600,000 midline catheters are used to administer everything from antibiotics to parenteral nutrition. Is the peripheral route the best choice for your infusion therapy patient? Indications, advantages, and disadvantages for peripheral infusion therapy are discussed.


    Information and resources:

    Spencer S, Gilliam P. The KISSSS method of peripheral I.V. catheter care. Nursing. 2017;47(6):64. doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000516241.97830.41.

    Spencer S, Gilliam P. Teaching patients about their short peripheral I.V. catheters. Nursing. 2015;45(2):64. doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000459801.33205.6a.

  • Advocating Empowerment: A Conversation With INS 2018 Keynote Speaker Elizabeth Smart

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    Like many moms, her typical day starts with a personal wake-up call from her toddler daughter, tending to her infant son, taking a quick run with her dogs, then tackling the day’s to-do list. Elizabeth Smart is a typical mom with an inconceivable story. Abducted at knife point from her home in 2002 at age 14, then raped, drugged, and abused for 9 months, the story of Elizabeth Smart’s ordeal gripped the nation. Now an advocate for survivors of sexual assault and other types of abuse, Elizabeth talks about recovering from her traumatic experience and how empowerment is a key component to victims’ survival.

    Like many moms, her typical day starts with a personal wake-up call from her toddler daughter, tending to her infant son, taking a quick run with her dogs, then tackling the day’s to-do list. Elizabeth Smart is a typical mom with an inconceivable story. Abducted at knife point from her home in 2002 at age 14, then raped, drugged, and abused for 9 months, the story of Elizabeth Smart’s ordeal gripped the nation. Now an advocate for survivors of sexual assault and other types of abuse, Elizabeth talks about recovering from her traumatic experience and how empowerment is a key component to victims’ survival.

    Interviewer: Leslie Nikou, INS Associate Managing Editor

    Guest: Elizabeth Smart
               Author/Speaker/Survivor
               INS 2018 Keynote Speaker 

    Like many moms, her typical day starts with a personal wake-up call from her toddler daughter, tending to her infant son, taking a quick run with her dogs, then tackling the day’s to-do list. Elizabeth Smart is a typical mom with an inconceivable story. Abducted at knife point from her home in 2002 at age 14, then raped, drugged, and abused for 9 months, the story of Elizabeth Smart’s ordeal gripped the nation. Now an advocate for survivors of sexual assault and other types of abuse, Elizabeth talks about recovering from her traumatic experience and how empowerment is a key component to victims’ survival.

    Information and resources:
    www.elizabethsmart.com

Podcast Series

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Podcast Series - Complications Happen

Knowing how to treat infusion therapy-related complications means recognizing the signs and symptoms. Identifying the problem as early as possible will significantly impact positive patient outcomes. Treating the sequelae of unrecognized complications can be costly, result in poor outcomes, and decrease patient satisfaction.

Each episode in this series will focus on a different complication, from infiltration and extravasation to CVAD malposition.

Podcasts

  • SOS: Shortage of Saline

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    In this episode, is the current shortage of saline impacting your practice? The main manufacturing facilities that supply much of small volume parenteral solutions to the United States were severely damaged when Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico in September 2017. We discuss what has been done to minimize the impact of these shortages on nurses and patients in various practice settings.

    In this episode, is the current shortage of saline impacting your practice? The main manufacturing facilities that supply much of small volume parenteral solutions to the United States were severely damaged when Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico in September 2017. We discuss what has been done to minimize the impact of these shortages on nurses and patients in various practice settings.

    Guests: Dan Heaton, Pharm D, Clinical Pharmacist

    Intermountain Home Care and Hospice of South Jordan, UT

    Valerie Grapensteter, DNP, RN, AC-AGCNS

    Associate Director of Clinical Practice, Rochester Regional Health, Rochester, NY

    In this episode, is the current shortage of saline impacting your practice? The main manufacturing facilities that supply much of small volume parenteral solutions to the United States were severely damaged when Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico in September 2017. We discuss what has been done to minimize the impact of these shortages on nurses and patients in various practice settings.

    Resources:
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Drug Shortages: https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/Drug...
    ASHP and the University of Utah Drug Information Service 
    Small-Volume Parenteral Solutions Shortages Suggestions for Management and Conservation
    https://www.fda.gov/downloads/...

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Safe Injection Practices Coalition (SIPC) One and Only Campaign 
    http://www.oneandonlycampaign....

  • The Second Victim of Infusion Therapy-Related Adverse Events

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    No one plans on it happening to them, becoming a victim as the result of care provided to a patient. By its nature, infusion therapy carries a higher risk for serious errors that can result in patient harm. When an adverse event occurs, the nurse involved often experiences emotional distress, and becomes the “second victim”. Professors Jackie Jones and Linda Treiber discuss their research and continuing studies of the phenomenon.  

    No one plans on it happening to them, becoming a victim as the result of care provided to a patient. By its nature, infusion therapy carries a higher risk for serious errors that can result in patient harm. When an adverse event occurs, the nurse involved often experiences emotional distress, and becomes the “second victim”. Professors Jackie Jones and Linda Treiber discuss their research and continuing studies of the phenomenon.  

    Guests: 

    • Jackie Jones, RN, MSN, EdD, Director of Institutional Quality & Accreditation, Professor of Nursing, Kennesaw State University ltreiber@kennesaw.edu
    • Linda Treiber, PhD, RN, Professor of Sociology, Kennesaw State University jjone229@kennesaw.edu

    No one plans on it happening to them, becoming a victim as the result of care provided to a patient. By its nature, infusion therapy carries a higher risk for serious errors that can result in patient harm. When an adverse event occurs, the nurse involved often experiences emotional distress, and becomes the “second victim”. Professors Jackie Jones and Linda Treiber discuss their research and continuing studies of the phenomenon.


    List of Second Victim Resources

    “Do’s and Don’ts” of peer support:
    • Connors, Cheryl. What Any Caregiver Can Do to Support a ‘Second Victim’ https://armstronginstitute.blo... 

    Caring for the Caregiver Program at Johns Hopkins:

    https://www.johnshopkinssoluti... 

    American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Guidelines for Coping: 
    http://www.aana.com/resources2...

    Sidney Dekker's book "Second Victim: Error, Guilt, Trauma, and Resilience” (CRC Press)

    https://www.crcpress.com/Secon...

    University of Missouri Health System work on the second victim:
    http://www.muhealth.org/about/...

  • Meet ARIN

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    With over 100 nursing specialty organizations across the country (and more if you count international!), there are bound to be areas where nursing practices overlap. What could infusion nurses have in common with radiology and imaging nurses? Mary Sousa, immediate past-president of ARIN introduces us to this nursing specialty. 

    With over 100 nursing specialty organizations across the country (and more if you count international!), there are bound to be areas where nursing practices overlap. What could infusion nurses have in common with radiology and imaging nurses? Mary Sousa, immediate past-president of ARIN introduces us to this nursing specialty. 

    Guest: Mary Sousa

    With over 100 nursing specialty organizations across the country (and more if you count international!), there are bound to be areas where practices overlap. What could infusion nurses have in common with radiology and imaging nurses? Mary Sousa, immediate past-president of ARIN introduces us to this nursing specialty.

    Links for this episode: 

    The Association of Radiologic and Imaging Nursing

    More information:
    Contact information for Mary Sousa:
    Mary F. Sousa, BSN, RN
    ARIN Immediate Past President
    Association for Radiologic & Imaging Nursing
    www.arinursing.org
    marysousa30@hotmail.com
    phone: 866-486-2762 fax: 703-884-2229

  • Antibody Formation in Transfusion Therapy

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    Recorded live from the 2016 INS National Academy in Cincinnati, we chat with faculty member Michael Passwater about his session, “Antibody Formation in Transfusion Therapy”. Learn more about pathophysiology of antibody formation, identification of patients at risk for antibody formation, and steps that can be taken to minimize this transfusion-related reaction. Mr. Passwater has 24 years of experience in transfusion service laboratories. He is certified as a medical technologist, and is a specialist in blood banking and a diplomate in laboratory management.

    Recorded live from the 2016 INS National Academy in Cincinnati, we chat with faculty member Michael Passwater about his session, “Antibody Formation in Transfusion Therapy”. Learn more about pathophysiology of antibody formation, identification of patients at risk for antibody formation, and steps that can be taken to minimize this transfusion-related reaction. Mr. Passwater has 24 years of experience in transfusion service laboratories. He is certified as a medical technologist, and is a specialist in blood banking and a diplomate in laboratory management.

    Guest: Michael Passwater

    Michael Passwater has over 24 years of experience with transfusion services. He has a true passion for blood management, and a fascination for the complexity of the immune system. In this podcast, he chats about antibody formation in relation to transfusion therapy, and it involves more than compatibility.

    Links for this episode: 

    View the PDF of Michael’s session at INS 2016 National Academy in Cincinnati

    More information:
    Blood Transfusions and the Immune System

  • Salvage, Exchange, or Remove: Exploring Choices for the Treatment of Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infection

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    Join us for a chat with Britt Meyer, PhD, RN, CRNI®, VA-BC, NE-BC about her upcoming presentation on CR-BSI at the 2016 INS National Academy and learn more about the options and factors to consider for the most appropriate treatment. Britt has 31 years of infusion nursing experience and Past President of INS. She manages a vascular access team that inserts, cares for, and troubleshoots catheters for infection. She has published extensively on infusion-related topics.

    Join us for a chat with Britt Meyer, PhD, RN, CRNI®, VA-BC, NE-BC about her upcoming presentation on CR-BSI at the 2016 INS National Academy and learn more about the options and factors to consider for the most appropriate treatment. Britt has 31 years of infusion nursing experience and Past President of INS. She manages a vascular access team that inserts, cares for, and troubleshoots catheters for infection. She has published extensively on infusion-related topics.

    Guest: Britt Meyer, PhD, RN, CRNI®, VA-BC, NE-BC Nurse Manager, Duke Hospital Vascular Access Team

    Catheter-related bloodstream infection (CR-BSI) is one of the most costly, frequent, and lethal complications associated with central vascular access devices (CVADs). In a preview of her upcoming presentation at the 2016 INS National Academy, Britt discusses CR-BSI, CLABSI (catheter associated bloodstream infection), and factors to consider in determining the outcome of an infected CVAD.

    Links for this episode: 

    Guidelines for the Management of Intravascular Catheter–Related Infections

    Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter–Related Infections (Endorsed by IDSA)

  • My Nursing Care Plan

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    In this episode, we speak with Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP clinical educator for Lippincott NursingCenter.com. We’re all familiar with nursing care plans and the importance of this tool to improved patient outcomes. Lisa has developed a care plan for you, the nurse, to plan, implement, and evaluate not only your professional life, but your personal life as well. To read the show notes for this podcast, please click the Show Notes tab above.

    In this episode, we speak with Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP clinical educator for Lippincott NursingCenter.com. We’re all familiar with nursing care plans and the importance of this tool to improved patient outcomes. Lisa has developed a care plan for you, the nurse, to plan, implement, and evaluate not only your professional life, but your personal life as well. To read the show notes for this podcast, please click the Show Notes tab above.

    In this episode, we speak with Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP clinical educator for Lippencott’s NursingCenter.com. We’re all familiar with nursing care plans and the importance of this tool to improved patient outcomes. Lisa has developed a care plan for you, the nurse, to plan, implement, and evaluate not only your professional life, but your personal life as well. 

    Keywords: care plan, work-life-balance, organize, goals, priorities, CE requirements, certification, nurse, planning, implementation, evaluation, life-long learning, schedule, license, self-care, health, professional, requirements, specialty. 

    Links for this episode: 

    My Nursing Care Plan

    Meeting My Professional Requirements 

    Being a Lifelong Learner in Nursing 

    Maintaining Work-Life Balance 

    Check in! Evaluation of any care plan is KEY to staying on track. Lisa brings us up to speed on her nursing care plan

    Additional Resources: Lippincott NursingCenter®

    National Council of State Boards of Nursing 

    To learn more about obtaining your certification for infusion nursing, visit the INS website: Infusion Nursing CRNI®

    Other nursing certifications available can be found here: Nursing Certification Boards By Specialty

  • The Importance of Certification in Nursing

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    How important is certification in a nursing specialty today? How do you prepare for the challenge of achieving a certification? We explore these and other questions with Marvin Siegel, BS, RN, CRNI®, chair of INS’ RN Council, with a focus on the hard work that goes into crafting the CRNI® exam and what it takes for infusion nurses to prepare for it.

    How important is certification in a nursing specialty today? How do you prepare for the challenge of achieving a certification? We explore these and other questions with Marvin Siegel, BS, RN, CRNI®, chair of INS’ RN Council, with a focus on the hard work that goes into crafting the CRNI® exam and what it takes for infusion nurses to prepare for it.

  • Mentoring the New Infusion Therapy Nurse

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    Infusion therapy and the skills involved are given little attention in the undergraduate nursing curriculum. We chat with Mary Walsh BS, RN, CRNI® about teaching strategies to mentor nurses new to infusion therapy. Ms. Walsh spoke on this topic at INS 2016 in Ft. Lauderdale.

    Infusion therapy and the skills involved are given little attention in the undergraduate nursing curriculum. We chat with Mary Walsh BS, RN, CRNI® about teaching strategies to mentor nurses new to infusion therapy. Ms. Walsh spoke on this topic at INS 2016 in Ft. Lauderdale.

  • Best Practices for Filter Use in Infusion Therapy

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    We sit down with Amy Clarke,Director of Specialty Infusion Services at Diplomat for a chat about her INS 2016 presentation on best practice for filter use in infusion therapy across all practice settings.

    We sit down with Amy Clarke,Director of Specialty Infusion Services at Diplomat for a chat about her INS 2016 presentation on best practice for filter use in infusion therapy across all practice settings.

  • Bringing the Hospital Into the Home Care Setting

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    A discussion with Kathy Duckett, BSN, RN, President of K. Duckett Consulting about hospital-at-home programs that seek to provide acute care in the home setting. Modeled after successful programs in England, Canada, and Australia, you’ll learn how these programs have the potential to significantly reduce costs and complications related to hospitalization. Ms. Duckett spoke on this topic at INS 2016 in Ft. Lauderdale.

    A discussion with Kathy Duckett, BSN, RN, President of K. Duckett Consulting about hospital-at-home programs that seek to provide acute care in the home setting. Modeled after successful programs in England, Canada, and Australia, you’ll learn how these programs have the potential to significantly reduce costs and complications related to hospitalization. Ms. Duckett spoke on this topic at INS 2016 in Ft. Lauderdale.

  • The Role of the Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse in Infusion Therapy for Long-Term Care

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    Join us for a conversation with Corinne A. Bishop, RN, CRRN, CRNI®, National Director of Infusion Nursing for Omnicare a CVS company on the evolving role of LPN and LVN in the long-term care setting. Ms. Bishop spoke on this topic at INS 2016 in Ft. Lauderdale.

    Join us for a conversation with Corinne A. Bishop, RN, CRRN, CRNI®, National Director of Infusion Nursing for Omnicare a CVS company on the evolving role of LPN and LVN in the long-term care setting. Ms. Bishop spoke on this topic at INS 2016 in Ft. Lauderdale.

  • Sepsis Alliance Interview

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    An informative interview with Marijke Vroomen Durning, RN, Director of Content for Sepsis Alliance, a charitable organization committed to battling sepsis. We’ll find out about the important work they’re doing to raise sepsis awareness among both the general public and healthcare professionals. For more information about the Sepsis Alliance, visit http://www.sepsis.org.

    An informative interview with Marijke Vroomen Durning, RN, Director of Content for Sepsis Alliance, a charitable organization committed to battling sepsis. We’ll find out about the important work they’re doing to raise sepsis awareness among both the general public and healthcare professionals. For more information about the Sepsis Alliance, visit http://www.sepsis.org.

  • Turning Wine Into Water: Interview with INS 2016 Keynote Speaker Doc Hendley

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    Doc Hendley has been saving lives, one glass of wine at a time. His nonprofit, Wine to Water, has dug, repaired, and sanitized drinking wells for 25,000 people in five Third World countries—an idea that started with wine tastings and a humble donation jar. While we look forward to his keynote address at INS 2016, learn more about his amazing story by downloading our podcast with him today.

    Doc Hendley has been saving lives, one glass of wine at a time. His nonprofit, Wine to Water, has dug, repaired, and sanitized drinking wells for 25,000 people in five Third World countries—an idea that started with wine tastings and a humble donation jar. While we look forward to his keynote address at INS 2016, learn more about his amazing story by downloading our podcast with him today.

  • CRNI® Podcast Series: Why CRNI®?

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    If you’ve ever thought about taking the CRNI® exam, meet Suzanne Dutta RN – and now - CRNI®. Suzanne's reason for taking the exam was simple: "Because I wanted to be one of them." but getting there was the real story. Suzanne chats with us about her journey, from her peer-influenced decision to take the exam, the intense preparation that helped her learn more about the specialty than ever before, to the exhilaration when she found out she passed the exam. Visit www.incc1.org for more information on taking the CRNI® exam. Presented on December 7, 2015.

    If you’ve ever thought about taking the CRNI® exam, meet Suzanne Dutta RN – and now - CRNI®. Suzanne's reason for taking the exam was simple: "Because I wanted to be one of them." but getting there was the real story. Suzanne chats with us about her journey, from her peer-influenced decision to take the exam, the intense preparation that helped her learn more about the specialty than ever before, to the exhilaration when she found out she passed the exam. Visit www.incc1.org for more information on taking the CRNI® exam. Presented on December 7, 2015.

  • Recommendations for Improving Safety Practices with Short Peripheral Catheters

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    Presented by Cora Vizcarra, MBA, RN, CRNI®, VA-BC March 2, 2015, 12:14 pm Despite the frequent use of short peripheral catheters (SPCs) in all health care settings, education regarding the safe use of these devices has been reported as inconsistent. A task force was developed to identify, promote, and develop recommendations and tools that improve safety practices for patients and health care workers. The chair of the SPC Safety Task Force, Cora Vizcarra, will discuss the recommendations made in the INS position paper, Recommendations for Improving Safety Practices with Short Peripheral Catheters.

    Presented by Cora Vizcarra, MBA, RN, CRNI®, VA-BC March 2, 2015, 12:14 pm Despite the frequent use of short peripheral catheters (SPCs) in all health care settings, education regarding the safe use of these devices has been reported as inconsistent. A task force was developed to identify, promote, and develop recommendations and tools that improve safety practices for patients and health care workers. The chair of the SPC Safety Task Force, Cora Vizcarra, will discuss the recommendations made in the INS position paper, Recommendations for Improving Safety Practices with Short Peripheral Catheters.