Don’t Touch that Vein: Think SUBQ for Infusions

Recorded On: 09/12/2023

Although infusion of fluids and medications is traditionally performed intravenously, venous depletion in patients has led to the quest for vessel health preservation. A safe, effective, acceptable, and efficient alternative is the subcutaneous route. However, a lack of organizational policies may contribute to the slow uptake of this practice. An international, interprofessional consensus panel adopted a modified e-Delphi approach to develop practice recommendations for subcutaneous infusion therapy. In this session, you will learn how you can safely administer subcutaneous infusion therapy and help preserve your patients’ veins. 

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, learners will be able to: 
• Describe indications/contraindications and risks/benefits of subcutaneous infusions.
• Explain site assessment, device placement, and monitoring of subcutaneous infusions.
• Identify strategies to support competency and quality. 

Daphne Broadhurst, RN, MN, CVAA(c)

Daphne Broadhurst is the director of clinical infusion services for Nipro Canada. She is proud to be a former adjunct research fellow with Griffith University, Australia and a past president of the Canadian Vascular Access Association. She is a costeering lead and coauthor of the 2024 Canadian Vascular Access and Infusion Therapy Guidelines and a coauthor of the International 2021 INS Standards of Infusion Therapy. She is published in 15 journals and has presented vascular access and infusion therapy best practices globally.

CRNI® RUs: This session has been approved for 2 CRNI® recertification units and meets the non INS Meeting criteria.

Contact Hours: This session has been approved for 1 contact hour

Expiration date for receipt of contact hours: September 12, 2026

To receive contact hours for this educational activity, you are required to attend the entire educational activity and complete the evaluation.

The Infusion Nurses Society is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider #CEP14209. The certificate must be retained by the attendee for a period of 4 years.


Don’t Touch that Vein: Think SUBQ for Infusions
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