FAQs Related to COVID-19 Health Care Challenges

INS acknowledges the plight of the public, our members and valued colleagues, as we work collectively to manage the many concerns associated with COVID-19. Many are asking if INS is able to give “new guidance” regarding modification for adherence to the INS Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice. While we are presently unable to recommend modifications to the established standards of practice (e.g., extend dressing change intervals, extend administration set change intervals, etc.), we recognize the challenges many are facing due to the limited number of caregivers and the scarcity of supplies.

When experiencing scarcity or depletion of PPE and other health care supplies, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, each organization must determine the best alternative practices in order to ensure safest care for the patient and protection for the caregiver.