4:00 PM EDT: Solution Room Group #1
Injection Guidelines: Making Sense of It All
Myths and misinformation regarding safe injection techniques can often lead to confusion in the practice setting. It is imperative to ensure patient safety by employing the most appropriate injection technique based on the medication being administered. Disagreement exists concerning best practice regarding the use of the ventrogluteal or dorsogluteal intramuscular sites. This discussion will address misinformation regarding intramuscular injection techniques and how you may advocate for safe injection practice in your organization.
Learning Outcome: At the conclusion of this educational activity learners will be able to describe best practices for performing intramuscular injections.
Cut the Crab! Time to Reallocate Personnel to Vascular Access Specialist Teams (VASTs) to Get the Right Results
With reductions in reimbursements, penalties for certain hospital acquired infections and readmissions, how do hospitals survive in today’s healthcare environment? Salary cuts! Eliminating VAST's is a common target for cost reduction. Organizations attempt to train all nursing personnel on peripheral vascular access to offset the loss of these valuable teams. Without knowledge of the overall cost and negative impact to patient care, this trend will continue. It's time to reverse this trend! It can be done without requesting any increase to the overall nursing budget. Learn how in this discussion session.
Learning Outcome: At the conclusion of this educational activity learners will be able to describe the cost benefit of vascular access specialist teams for health care organizations.
Contact Hours: 1
CRNI® RUs: 2