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.
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®
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.