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  • INS Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice Revision

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    INS’ most recognized publication, the Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice (the Standards) has long provided the framework that guides clinical practice. The Standards are used to define and develop organizational infusion-based policies and procedures for all practice settings. The revision process for the next edition of the Standards is now underway. The revision team is comprised of infusion experts who practice internationally and nationally, representing all care settings and patient care populations. Join INS CEO Mary Alexander, Lisa Gorski, and Mary Hagle as they discuss the revision process and learn when you may expect the next version.  

    INS’ most recognized publication, the Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice (the Standards) has long provided the framework that guides clinical practice. The Standards are used to define and develop organizational infusion-based policies and procedures for all practice settings. The revision process for the next edition of the Standards is now underway. The revision team is comprised of infusion experts who practice internationally and nationally, representing all care settings and patient care populations. Join INS CEO Mary Alexander, Lisa Gorski, and Mary Hagle as they discuss the revision process and learn when you may expect the next version.  

    Mary Alexander, MA, RN, CRNI®, CAE, FAAN

    Chief Executive Officer

    Mary Alexander, MA, RN, CRNI®, CAE, FAAN, has served as CEO of the Infusion Nurses Society (INS) and Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation since 1997. She is also editor-in-chief of the Journal of Infusion Nursing, the Core Curriculum for Infusion Nursing, and INS’ textbook, Infusion Nursing: An Evidence-Based Approach. In addition, Mary represented INS on the panel that revised the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections in 2011. She speaks globally on topics such as the benefits of the specialty practice of infusion nursing, the development of standards of practice, and improving patient safety.

    Lisa A. Gorski, RN, MS, HHCNS,BC, CRNI®, FAAN

    Clinical nurse specialist

    Lisa Gorski, MS, RN, HHCNS-BC, CRNI® has more than 30 years of professional experience in the fields of home care and home infusion therapy. She is currently the chairperson for the INS Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice 2021 revision committee and served as INS president from 2007-2008. She is the author of numerous journal articles and several books including Fast Facts for Nurses About Home Infusion Therapy. Lisa speaks globally on a variety of infusion therapy-related topics. 

    Mary Hagle, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN

    Nurse Scientist

    Mary Hagle, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, has more than 30 years of clinical experience and works a consultant for evidence-based practice, clinically focused research, and infusion therapy. She has primarily practiced as an oncology clinical nurse specialist and researcher in a variety of settings in the midwestern United States. Mary is currently is a research scientist at the Milwaukee VA medical center where she facilitates and conducts research, translates best evidence into practice, and supervises patient safety and post-doctoral fellows. Mary is a co-author of the Infusion Nurses Society’s Standards of Practice for Infusion Therapy, 2011 and 2016 editions. She is also an author of several book chapters on evidence-based practice and infusion therapy, as well as editor of the latest edition of Plumer’s Principles and Practice of Infusion Therapy.  

      

    Guests:

    • Mary Alexander, MA, RN, CRNI®, CAE, FAAN
    • Lisa Gorski, MS, RN, HHCNS-BC, CRNI®
    • Mary Hagle, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN


    INS’ most recognized publication, the Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice (the Standards) has long provided the framework that guides clinical practice. The Standards are used to define and develop organizational infusion-based policies and procedures for all practice settings. The revision process for the next edition of the Standards is now underway. The revision team is comprised of infusion experts who practice internationally and nationally, representing all care settings and patient care populations. Join INS CEO Mary Alexander, Lisa Gorski, and Mary Hagle as they discuss the revision process and learn when you may expect the next version.  

    Resources:

    1. Journal of Infusion Nursing: Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice is available at the INS Store:  https://www.ins1.org/Store 
    2. For the eBook version of the Journal of Infusion Nursing: Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice, visit the INS Digital Library.
    3. Gorski L, Hadaway L, Hagle ME, McGoldrick M, Orr M, Doellman D. Infusion therapy standards of practice. J Infus Nurs. 2016;39(suppl 1):S1-S159.

  • Improving Health - Making an Impact Through Service on Boards

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    Have you ever thought about improving the health of people by extending and sharing your nursing knowledge and expertise through service on boards? Imagine the impact you could have serving on a nonprofit or a corporate board. INS is helping place nurses on nonprofit, corporate, and government boards, panels, and commissions through the Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC).

    NOBC’s mission is to improve the health of communities and the nation through the service of nurses on boards. Key strategies are to ensure that at least 10,000 nurses are members of boards by 2020 and to raise awareness that all boards would benefit from the unique perspectives of nurses. These strategies combined aim to improve patient outcomes as well as achieve efficient and effective health care systems at the local, state, and national levels.

    Have you ever thought about improving the health of people by extending and sharing your nursing knowledge and expertise through service on boards? Imagine the impact you could have serving on a nonprofit or a corporate board. INS is helping place nurses on nonprofit, corporate, and government boards, panels, and commissions through the Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC).

    NOBC’s mission is to improve the health of communities and the nation through the service of nurses on boards. Key strategies are to ensure that at least 10,000 nurses are members of boards by 2020 and to raise awareness that all boards would benefit from the unique perspectives of nurses. These strategies combined aim to improve patient outcomes as well as achieve efficient and effective health care systems at the local, state, and national levels.

    Laurie Benson, BSN

    Executive Director of the Nurses on Boards Coalition

    Laurie Benson, BSN, is the executive director of the Nurses on Boards Coalition, whose mission is to improve health care in communities across the nation by advancing at least 10,000 nurses to serve on nonprofit, corporate, and government boards by 2020.  She is also a successful co-founder and former CEO of an $80 million technology firm. Laurie has served on 8 corporate boards in the technology, finance, insurance, engineering, manufacturing, and services industries. Additionally, she has expertise and active engagement in health care. 

    Kimberly Harper, MS, RN, FAAN

    CEO, Indiana Center for Nursing

    With nearly 40 years of health care experience, Kimberly Harper, MS, RN, FAAN is chief executive officer of the Indiana Center for Nursing, an organization that unites state-wide nursing education and practice leaders to effect change in the Indiana nursing workforce. In her CEO role she also serves as the nursing co-lead for the Indiana Action Coalition, which serves to implement the recommendations of the Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing Report. In addition, Kimberly serves as chair of the board of directors of the national Nurses on Boards Coalition, which unites national nursing organizations toward the goal of improving the health care through the service nurses on nonprofit or corporate, boards. Kimberly demonstrates a strong commitment to bringing voice to the profession of nursing and to preparing tomorrow’s health care professionals.

    Guests: 

    • Laurie Benson, BSN - Executive Director, Nurses on Boards Coalition
    • Kimberly Harper, MS, RN, FAAN - CEO, Indiana Center for Nursing, Lead, Indiana Action Coalition Board Chair, Nurses on Boards Coalition

    Abstract:
    Have you ever thought about improving the health of people by extending and sharing your nursing knowledge and expertise through service on boards? Imagine the impact you could have serving on a nonprofit or a corporate board. INS is helping place nurses on nonprofit, corporate, and government boards, panels, and commissions through the Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC).

    NOBC’s mission is to improve the health of communities and the nation through the service of nurses on boards. Key strategies are to ensure that at least 10,000 nurses are members of boards by 2020 and to raise awareness that all boards would benefit from the unique perspectives of nurses. These strategies combined aim to improve patient outcomes as well as achieve efficient and effective health care systems at the local, state, and national levels.

    Resources:

    1. Nurses on Boards Coalition at: https://www.nursesonboardscoal... 
    2. Making an Impact Through Service on Boards. INSider July/August 2018, Volume 1. Issue 4.
    3. https://insprod.personifycloud...
  • The Nurse’s Impact on the Management of Influenza

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    Influenza, often referred to as the flu, is a virus that affects the respiratory tract. In the United States, the flu season has begun and it will end in the spring. Easily transmitted by droplet and airborne routes, the flu has an abrupt onset and may induce various complications, especially in high-risk populations. There are several ways to reduce the risk of becoming infected with the flu, including handwashing and having a flu shot. Nurses can have a significant impact on the management of influenza, and they are instrumental in educating patients and colleagues about the ways in which they can reduce their risk.

    Influenza, often referred to as the flu, is a virus that affects the respiratory tract. In the United States, the flu season has begun and it will end in the spring. Easily transmitted by droplet and airborne routes, the flu has an abrupt onset and may induce various complications, especially in high-risk populations. There are several ways to reduce the risk of becoming infected with the flu, including handwashing and having a flu shot. Nurses can have a significant impact on the management of influenza, and they are instrumental in educating patients and colleagues about the ways in which they can reduce their risk.

    Emily Cannon, DNP, MS, BS, RN

    Indiana State University

    Emily Cannon, DNP, MS, BS, RN, has been a teacher in the baccalaureate nursing program at Indiana State University since 2012, where she currently teaches medical-surgical nursing to students in their junior year. From 2003 to 2012, she was a member of the nursing faculty at Ivy Technical Community College, and prior to that, she was a medical-surgical float nurse and later an infection control practitioner at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Indiana. Emily earned an associate of science degree in nursing from Vincennes University in 1995, and then went on to complete a bachelor of science and a master’s degree in nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University. In May 2015, she completed a doctoral program in nursing practice at Indiana State University.

    Guest: 
    Emily Cannon, DNP, MS, BS, RN 

    Abstract:
    Influenza, often referred to as the flu, is a virus that affects the respiratory tract. In the United States, the flu season has begun and it will end in the spring. Easily transmitted by droplet and airborne routes, the flu has an abrupt onset and may induce various complications, especially in high-risk populations. There are several ways to reduce the risk of becoming infected with the flu, including handwashing and having a flu shot. Nurses can have a significant impact on the management of influenza, and they are instrumental in educating patients and colleagues about the ways in which they can reduce their risk.

    Resources:
    1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Diagnosing flu.  https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/testing.htm. Updated February 23, 2018. Accessed October 29, 2018.
    2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. How flu spreads. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/spread.htm.  Updated August 27, 2018. Accessed October 29, 2018.  
    3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. People at high risk of developing serious flu-related complications. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/high_risk.htm. Updated August 27, 2018. Accessed October 29, 2018. 
    4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Estimating seasonal influenza-associated deaths in the United States. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/us_flu-related_deaths.htm. Updated January 29, 2018. Accessed October 29, 2018, 
    5. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Preventive steps. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/consumer/prevention.htm. Updated September 10, 2018. Accessed October 29, 2018. 
    6. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Situation update: summary of weekly fluview report. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/summary.htm. Updated October 26, 2018. Accessed October 29, 2018. 
    7. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Transcript for CDC update on flu activity. https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2018/t0126-flu-update-activity.html. Updated January 26, 2018. Accessed October 29, 2018. 
    8. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2018, June 20). What you should know about flu antiviral drugs. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/antivirals/whatyoushould.htm. Updated June 20, 2018. Accessed October 29, 2018. 
    9. World Health Organization.  How can I avoid getting the flu? https://www.who.int/features/qa/seasonal-influenza/en/. Published January 2017. Accessed October 29, 2018. 

  • 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. 

    Disclosure: No conflict of interest to disclose

    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. 


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Demystifying Gout

Gout is a chronic metabolic disease experienced by approximately 4% of the population of the United States. Gout is caused by the buildup of uric acid crystals in the joints, kidneys, and other body systems, and can be debilitating for patients. Early detection of gout results in significantly fewer complications over time and reduces associated comorbidities. This 3-part case study will discuss the clinical signs and symptoms, identify the triggers associated with attacks, examine various treatment options, and review common complications and prevention.

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What I Wish You Knew About Me

Gout is a chronic metabolic disease experienced by approximately 4% of the population of the United States. Gout is caused by the buildup of uric acid crystals in the joints, kidneys, and other body systems, and can be debilitating for patients. Early detection of gout results in significantly fewer complications over time and reduces associated comorbidities. This 3-part case study will discuss the clinical signs and symptoms, identify the triggers associated with attacks, examine various treatment options, and review common complications and prevention.

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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.