LGBTQI: Providing Care for Transgender Persons

Recorded On: 11/03/2018

Improving health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) patients starts with nurses understanding the patient's unique and distinct health care needs. With information about terminology, practice guidelines, and the most current research, infusion nurses can provide better care to LGBTQIA patients.

Learning Outcomes 

After the session, Infusion nurses will be able to discuss general interprofessional practice guidelines in the care of LGBTQIA patients.

​Melissa Harker, MSN, RN-BC

Hackensack Meridian Health

Melissa Harker, MSN, RN-BC, is the manager of education and training, integrative health and medicine, for Hackensack Meridian Health. She holds a master’s degree in nursing education and a national certification in gerontology. Currently working on a doctoral degree with a focus on nursing leadership focused on the health care needs of LGBTQIA patients, she also serves as the corporate chairperson for the Pride and Allies Team Member Resource Group at Hackensack Meridian Health and teaches LGBTQIA sensitivity to direct care providers. She is a visiting professor at several universities and a published writer.

Disclosure: No conflict of interest to disclose

CRNI® RUs: 2                                                                       
This entire program has been approved for 2 CRNI® recertification units and meets the INS Meeting criteria.                                                                       
*Note: Participants who attended the live version of this program at INS National Academy 2018 in Washington, DC are not eligible to receive CRNI® recertification units through this online program.

Contact Hours: 1       
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*Note: Participants who attended the live version of this program at INS National Academy 2018 in Washington, DC are not eligible to receive contact hours through this online program.


Expiration date for receipt of contact hours: November 3, 2021

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