The Foundation for Patient Care

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, NPD-BC, CRNI®

Lynn Hadaway has 50 years of experience in infusion nursing. Her clinical experience comes from infusion therapy teams in multiple acute care settings. She is president of Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc., an education and consulting company started in 1996. She holds two national certifications—infusion nursing from the Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation and nursing professional development from the American Nurses Credentialing Corporations—as well as a master’s in education from the University of Georgia. She has authored more than 75 published articles and 8 textbook chapters on infusion therapy and vascular access and was the clinical editor for Infusion Therapy Made Incredibly Easy. She served on the Infusion Nurses Society Standards of Practice committees to revise the 2006, 2011, 2016, and 2021 Standards of Practice, and served on the committees to revise the 2014 and 2022 Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Compendium (SHEA) CLABSI chapter and the 2015 Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) CLABSI Implementation Guide.

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