Episode 32: December 19, 2018 - INS Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice Revision

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, INS

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.

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