Overview

Infusion Therapy Grand Rounds: High-Risk Infusion Virtual Conference debuted on April 5, 2016. The Archived version is now available.

Over the last several decades, nurses have used grand rounds to share clinical expertise and best nursing practice to improve patient outcomes, and enhance patient experiences. The multi-faceted nature of infusion therapy provides the infusion nurse with unique opportunities and challenges with each patient, every day. This program will discuss practices for the delivery, maintenance, and completion of successful infusion therapy in challenging patient populations and healthcare environments.

Infusion Therapy Grand Rounds has been approved for 4.0 contact hours and *10 CRNI® recertification units (RU).

Recertification Units (RU) earned may be applied towards the National INS Meetings requirement.



*Participants who attended the live version of this program at the 2015 One Day Program in Dallas, TX are not eligible to receive contact hours or CRNI® recertification units through this online program.

Safety in Homecare

10:00 AM EST
  • Safety challenges that don't exist in other settings
  • Personal protection, body mechanics, and infection prevention
  • Safety strategies

The Indigent Patient

11:00 AM EST
  • Risk for severe disease requiring infusion therapy
  • Lack of access to healthcare
  • Identification of strategies to improve outcomes

Virtual Exhibit Hall

12:00 PM EST
  • View latest innovations in the infusion field
  • Extend your education and connect with industry leaders
  • Enjoy this exhibit hall experience right from your PC

The Intravenous Drug Addict

1:00 PM EST
  • Common source for difficult venous access
  • Septic thrombophlebitis
  • Current trends and related complications

The Acutely Agitated Person

2:00 PM EST
  • Occurs in patients of any age
  • May escalate to aggression and violence
  • Complicates maintenance of IV access

Long-Term Central Venous Access in the Oncology Patient

3:00 PM EST
  • Paramount importance
  • Maintenance of catheter function can be challenging
  • Device Selection Criteria

Virtual Education

Safety in Home Care - Session 701

10:00 AM ET

Pia Markkanen, ScD

Home care is the most rapidly growing segment in health care today, presenting infusion nurses with safety challenges they do not experience in other settings. To achieve optimal outcomes, nurses must receive training to assess and manage safety risks, including personal protection, body mechanics, and infection prevention. This session presents safety scenarios and strategies to help nurses work safely and maintain safety in patients.

At the conclusion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the predischarge safety assessment for home infusion therapy
  2. Identify resources to promote the safety of patients and home care staff

The Indigent Patient - Session 702

11:00 AM ET

Kavita Bhavan, MD, MHS

In 2013, more than 45 million Americans lived at or below the poverty level. Lacking the necessities of life (shelter, clothing, and food), indigent people are at risk of severe disease, illness, or injury requiring infusion therapy. Health care systems are working to break down the barriers of low health-care literacy and lack of access to health care. This session will identify strategies for indigent patients who require acute and long-term infusion therapy.

At the conclusion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify characteristics of the indigent population
  2. Identify a strategy to improve the effectiveness of infusion therapy for indigent patients

The Intravenous Drug Addict - Session 703

1:00 PM ET

J. Matthew Fields, MD

Patients who have an intravenous (IV) drug addiction present significant infusion-related challenges for caregivers. IV drug addiction is one of the most common sources of difficult venous access, which creates delay of treatment and an increased use of central venous access in this high-risk population. In addition, an increased rate of vascular complications, such as septic thrombophlebitis, is noted in this group. This presentation will review current trends and related complications of IV drug use. It also will discuss options to provide effective infusion therapy for the IV drug addict.

At the conclusion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:


The Acutely Agitated Patient - Session 704

2:00 PM ET

Michael Wilson, MD, PhD

Acute agitation develops rapidly and occurs in patients of any age in any health care setting. Defined as excessive verbal and/or motor behavior, agitation can escalate rapidly to aggression and violence, complicating the initiation and maintenance of intravenous (IV) access. This session will identify causes of agitation and present a case-study approach to provide infusion therapy for acutely agitated patients.

At the conclusion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify three causes of agitation
  2. List parenteral medications used for initial treatment of acute agitation

Long-Term Central Venous Access in the Oncology Patient - Session 705

3:00 PM ET

Diane Cope, PhD, ARNP, BC, AOCNP®

Long-term central venous access (LTCVA) is of paramount importance in the management of cancer patients. LTCVA devices provide consistent access for administration of chemotherapy regimens and related supportive therapy. Maintenance of catheter function throughout the course of therapy can present a challenge in this population because of vulnerabilities to infection and thrombosis. This session will review criteria for device selection and evidence-based care to provide effective LTCVA for oncology patients.

At the conclusion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify factors that increase risk of infusion therapy complications for oncology patients
  2. Describe two strategies to maintain LTCVA for oncology patients
Contact Hours/CE Credit

This entire program has been approved for 4 contact hours.

Expiration date for receipt of contact hours: November 6, 2018

*Note: Participants who attended the live version of this program at the 2015 One Day Program in Dallas, TX are not eligible to receive contact hours or CRNI® recertification units through this online program.

CRNI Recert Units

This entire program has been approved for 10 CRNI® recertification unit.

*Note: Participants who attended the live version of this program at the 2015 One Day Program in Dallas, TX are not eligible to receive contact hours or CRNI® recertification units through this online program.


Speakers

Pia Markkanen, ScD

Research Professor, University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMASS Lowell)

Dr. Markkanen is a research professor in the department of work environment in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She has been a coinvestigator on a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)-funded Safe Home Care project since 2010. During 2004-2009, she was a coinvestigator on the NIOSH-funded Project SHARRP, which focused on investigating sharps injuries and other blood exposures among home health care providers in Massachusetts.

Kavita Bhavan, MD, MHS

Medical Director Infectious Diseases/OPAT Clinic Parkland Hospital; Assistant Professor Infectious Diseases UT, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Dr. Bhavan has a background in public health, and is a faculty member in infectious diseases at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. In 2009, she developed an innovative outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy model at Parkland Hospital. The model was designed to teach uninsured patients requiring long courses of intravenous (IV) antimicrobial therapy how to self-administer IV antibiotics by gravity at home, while maintaining good care of their peripherally inserted central catheter.

J. Matthew Fields, MD

Ultrasound Director, Thomas Jefferson University

Dr. Fields is an associate professor of emergency medicine and serves as the ultrasound director at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He is a national expert and has published extensively on ultrasound-guided vascular access.

Michael Wilson, PhD

Emergency Physician, UCSD

Dr. Wilson is a physician in the University of California, San Diego's (UCSD's) department of emergency medicine. He serves as the director of emergency psychiatry research for the American Association for Emergency Psychiatry, the medical director of Aeromedevac Air Ambulance based in San Diego, the associate director of the UCSD department of emergency medicine's clinical research scholar fellowship, and the director of the UCSD department of emergency medicine's Behavioral Emergencies Research Lab.

Diane Cope, PhD, ARNP, BC, AOCNP®

Oncology Nurse Practitioner, Florida Cancer Specialists and Research Institute

As an oncology nurse for 30 years, Dr. Cope has worked as a clinical nurse, an educator, and currently, as an oncology nurse practitioner at Florida Cancer Specialists. She has written books, articles, and chapters, and has presented at national and international conferences on venous access devices, geriatric oncology, and various topics for advanced practice nurses. She has contributed to the development of an online venous access device course and has served as faculty for the past 10 years.

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