Introduction to the 2021 Standards of Practice
In this session, we will discuss the global impact, committee membership, the revision process, and methodology of the 2021 Standards. Changes in the table of contents, including new and renamed Standards, will be highlighted.
Following this introduction, we will explore updates to the general Practice Recommendations included in the Infection Prevention and Control section, as well as specific recommendations throughout the Standards. New to the 2021 edition, the clinical practice framework of Aseptic Non Touch Technique is introduced and described.
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
1. Discuss the global impact of the Standards.
2. Identify changes in the 2021 Standards.
3. Discuss recommendations for infection prevention.
Lisa Gorski, MS, RN, HHCNS-BC, CRNI®, FAAN
Clinical Education Specialist/Clinical Nurse Specialist
Ascension at Home – Wisconsin
Ms. Gorski has worked for more than 30 years as a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) for Wheaton Franciscan Home Health & Hospice which is now Ascension at Home. As a CNS, she developed and continues to provide infusion-related education for home care nurses as well as direct patient care. Ms. Gorski received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee College of Nursing. She is the author of several books and more than 70 book chapters and journal articles on home care and infusion therapy topics. She is an INS Past President (2007-2008), past chair for the INCC Board of Directors, and has served as the chair of the INS Standards of Practice Committee since 2011. She was inducted as a fellow into the American Academy of Nursing in 2006, named the 2003 CRNI® of the Year by INCC, and named the 2011 CNS of the Year by the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists. Ms. Gorski speaks nationally and internationally on standards development, infusion therapy/vascular access, and home health care. Over the past few years, she has addressed the Standards in multiple presentations in the US, China, Europe, and several Middle Eastern, African, and Latin American countries.