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
Lisa Gorski has worked over 35 years as a clinical nurse specialist (CNS)/educator for Wheaton Franciscan Home Health and Hospice, now part of Ascension at Home. Lisa is the author of more than 70 book chapters and journal articles and is the author of several books, including the 2023 edition of the Phillips Manual of IV Therapeutics: Evidence-Based Practice for Infusion Therapy. She served as the 2007-2008 INS president and as the chair of the INS Standards of Practice Committee from 2009 to 2021, and is the cochair for the 2024 Standards. She is also the leader of the INS Vesicant Task Force. She speaks nationally and internationally on standards development, home health care, and infusion therapy/vascular access.