Resetting the Standards: Examining the 2021 Changes Virtual Conference

The Standards of Practice committee will explore some of the changes that can be found in the newest edition of the Standards. During each day, there will be an opportunity for attendees to engage with members of the committee to ask clarifying questions and to discuss how these changes will impact clinical practice. At the conclusion of the meeting you will be able to claim contact hours and CRNI® recertification units. 

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    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.

    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. 

    Learning Objectives:
    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. 

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The purpose of this session is to introduce important updates within four Standards “Vascular Visualization, VAD planning, Site Selection and VAD placement.” VAD planning, site selection and VAD placement is paramount to successful vascular access with minimal complications. Until recently, the importance of this had been poorly articulated within the scientific literature and clinical practice. Changes within the standard, including standardization of device terminology and vascular visualization will be highlighted. New evidence to support device choice, and site selection will be highlighted to assist clinical decision making.

    The purpose of this session is to introduce important updates within four Standards “Vascular Visualization, VAD planning, Site Selection and VAD placement.” VAD planning, site selection and VAD placement is paramount to successful vascular access with minimal complications. Until recently, the importance of this had been poorly articulated within the scientific literature and clinical practice. Changes within the standard, including standardization of device terminology and vascular visualization will be highlighted. New evidence to support device choice, and site selection will be highlighted to assist clinical decision making.

    Learning Objectives:

    At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
    1. Discuss the inter-relationship between VAD planning, site selection and VAD placement and its role in vessel health and preservation.
    2. Differentiate between INS Practice Recommendations for vascular access device choice and site selection.
    3. Articulate the various peripheral vascular access devices and the appropriate/ inappropriate selection of each.
    4. Demonstrate an understanding of advantages and appropriate use of vascular visualization equipment to aid clinical practice.

    Tricia Kleidon, MNSc (Nurs. Prac), BNSc, RN

    Nurse Practitioner

    Queensland Children’s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia;

    Ms. Kleidon is a nurse practitioner in paediatric vascular assessment and management at Queensland Children’s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia and a research fellow at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.  She has also established nurse-led vascular access insertion services at both Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London and at Queensland Children’s Hospital. She is involved in teaching and training vascular access at tertiary paediatric hospitals and at the postgraduate level. Ms. Kleidon’s dual roles between clinical and research activities has provided unique opportunities to improve vascular access outcomes for paediatric patients. She is a key opinion leader, national and international speaker, and educator for peripheral and central vascular access devices. In 2019, Ms. Kleidon was the recipient of the Association for Vascular Access Janet Petit Scholar award. 

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    Please complete the meeting evaluation to receive your continuing education certificate from INS 2021 SOP Virtual. Your feedback is important, as it helps INS better serve you and the membership. We need your input to continue to provide you with quality programs.

    Please complete the meeting evaluation to receive your continuing education certificate from INS 2020 Virtual. Your feedback is important, as it helps INS better serve you and the membership. We need your input to continue to provide you with quality programs.

  • Contains 2 Component(s)

    Grab your lunch and join the speakers as they present various smaller changes in the revised 2021 Standards of Practice that may impact your clinical practice. During this time, attendees will have the opportunity to ask the panel questions.

    Grab your lunch and join the speakers as they present various smaller changes in the revised 2021 Standards of Practice that may impact your clinical practice. During this time, attendees will have the opportunity to ask the panel questions. 

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Selection of the best vascular access option for an individual patient is based in part on the risk of complications present in their vascular health and their particular infusion needs. Every vascular access device carries some risk to patient safety. To better understand and mitigate those risks, there has been a dramatic increase in vascular access-related research. This session will review four catheter-associated complications included in the 2021 Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice: venous thrombosis, extravasation, bloodstream infection, and skin injury. For each of these complications, presenters will give a concise review of the incidence, assessment parameters, new evidence-based recommendations, and directions for future research.

    Selection of the best vascular access option for an individual patient is based in part on the risk of complications present in their vascular health and their particular infusion needs. Every vascular access device carries some risk to patient safety. To better understand and mitigate those risks, there has been a dramatic increase in vascular access-related research. This session will review four catheter-associated complications included in the 2021 Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice: venous thrombosis, extravasation, bloodstream infection, and skin injury. For each of these complications, presenters will give a concise review of the incidence, assessment parameters, new evidence-based recommendations, and directions for future research.

    Learning Objectives: 

    At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:
    1. Describe at least one assessment parameter that may indicate each of the four complications reviewed.
    2. Identify at least one new evidence-based recommendation for each of the four complications reviewed.

    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. 

    Barb Nickel, APRN-CNS, CCRN, CRNI®

    Clinical Nurse Specialist

    CHI Health St. Francis, Grand Island NE; CHI Health Center for Clinical Practice, Omaha, NE

    Ms Nickel is a clinical nurse specialist responsible for staff development, competency assessment, and process improvement to improve outcomes in multiple areas of clinical practice, including critical care, infusion therapy, sepsis, and new graduate transition to practice. She served as member, lead nurse planner, and chair of the INS National Council on Education from 2010-2016, developing the curriculum each year for the two annual INS conferences. She was named INS Member of the Year in 2016. Ms Nickel has presented regionally and nationally on infusion-related topics and has authored several publications on infusion therapy in the critical care setting. She also serves as faculty in the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing, BSN program.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    For most patients, attention to pain management is a critically important intervention. However, the need to address pain concerns often remains under-appreciated by clinicians. Current evidence provides interventions that include local anesthesia and non-pharmacologic strategies. Use, care, and management questions regarding implanted vascular access ports abound. In this session, we will discuss changes to the Standards that address vascular access pain management and implanted vascular access ports.

    For most patients, attention to pain management is a critically important intervention. However, the need to address pain concerns often remains under-appreciated by clinicians. Current evidence provides interventions that include local anesthesia and non-pharmacologic strategies.

    Use, care, and management questions regarding implanted vascular access ports abound. In this session, we will discuss changes to the Standards that address vascular access pain management and implanted vascular access ports.

    Learning Objectives:

    At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
    1. Discuss the importance of addressing pain management for patients who require vascular access procedures.
    2. Differentiate between INS Practice Recommendations for pain management strategies.
    3. Examine INS Practice Recommendations related to the care and management of implanted vascular access ports.

    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. 

    Barb Nickel, APRN-CNS, CCRN, CRNI®

    Clinical Nurse Specialist

    CHI Health St. Francis, Grand Island NE; CHI Health Center for Clinical Practice, Omaha, NE

    Ms Nickel is a clinical nurse specialist responsible for staff development, competency assessment, and process improvement to improve outcomes in multiple areas of clinical practice, including critical care, infusion therapy, sepsis, and new graduate transition to practice. She served as member, lead nurse planner, and chair of the INS National Council on Education from 2010-2016, developing the curriculum each year for the two annual INS conferences. She was named INS Member of the Year in 2016. Ms Nickel has presented regionally and nationally on infusion-related topics and has authored several publications on infusion therapy in the critical care setting. She also serves as faculty in the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing, BSN program.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Frequently, the Standards of Practice document is used to answer direct questions about specific clinical questions related to infusion therapies or vascular access device insertion or management. The first two sections may easily be overlooked because they appear to have less significance. These sections require equal attention, however, as they contain important components of practice regarding patient and clinician safety, legal and regulatory issues, competency, quality improvement, and many others. This presentation will focus on the new aspects of these sections and how they impact daily clinical practice.

    Frequently, the Standards of Practice document is used to answer direct questions about specific clinical questions related to infusion therapies or vascular access device insertion or management. The first two sections may easily be overlooked because they appear to have less significance. These sections require equal attention, however, as they contain important components of practice regarding patient and clinician safety, legal and regulatory issues, competency, quality improvement, and many others. This presentation will focus on the new aspects of these sections and how they impact daily clinical practice.

    Learning Objectives: 

    At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
    1. Define scope of practice and the process for making practice decisions for licensed and unlicensed personnel.
    2. Describe the organization of infusion and vascular access services that promote improved outcomes.
    3. Identify the processes for competency assessment with the psychomotor skills of infusion therapy and vascular access insertion and management.
    4. Explain the integration of quality improvement processes to improve patient outcomes, organizational outcomes, and ongoing competency assessment.

    Lynn Hadaway M.Ed, RN-BC, CRNI®

    President

    Lynn Hadaway Associates, Milner, GA

    Ms. Hadaway has more than 45 years of experience as an infusion nurse and is internationally known as a speaker, consultant, and educator. She is a past chair for the INCC Board of Directors and has served in multiple committee roles including chair of the Infusion Team Task Force and member of the Standards of Practice committee for the 2006, 2011, and 2016 editions. She is the author of more than 75 journal articles and several textbook chapters. Ms. Hadaway holds board certifications in nursing professional development and infusion nursing. 

  • Contains 2 Component(s)

    During this lunchtime event, attendees will have the opportunity to ask the panel questions about how to implement the revised 2021 Standards of Practice changes into their practice.

    During this lunchtime event, attendees will have the opportunity to ask the panel questions about how to implement the revised 2021 Standards of Practice changes into their practice.