INS webinars deliver the most current infusion-related topics in a 60-minute presenter-led session. Each webinar is delivered live and then archived for on-demand viewing.

Webinars

  • Non-suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI): Adolescent Truths

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered Includes a Live Event on 04/10/2019 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Non-suicidal self-injury is behavior with intent to inflict short-term physical pain rather than deal with emotional pain. Not only is this phenomenon increasing, but clinicians still lack understanding regarding why individuals partake in this behavior. Although counter-intuitive, those who self-harm attempt to replace their emotional pain with physical pain. This presentation is intended to stimulate thought in those who provide assessment and treatment of the adolescent population, primarily in those with emotional disorders. A short case study and discussion of best practice will be discussed.

    Non-suicidal self-injury is behavior with intent to inflict short-term physical pain rather than deal with emotional pain. Not only is this phenomenon increasing, but clinicians still lack understanding regarding why individuals partake in this behavior. Although counter-intuitive, those who self-harm attempt to replace their emotional pain with physical pain. This presentation is intended to stimulate thought in those who provide assessment and treatment of the adolescent population, primarily in those with emotional disorders. A short case study and discussion of best practice will be discussed.

    Learning Outcomes:
    At the end of this educational activity, learners will be able to:
    • Describe what NSSI is and what it is not
    • Describe how NSSI has changed since first identified in 1993
    • Determine who it affects
    • Understand how NSSI is portrayed in or propagated by media
    • Communicate what can be done to reduce this phenomenon 

    Renee Bauer, PhD, MS, RN

    Indiana State University

    Renee Bauer, PhD, MS, RN, is an associate professor at Indiana State University. Dr. Bauer teaches classes that encompass assessment to medical-surgical nursing and has been the director of second degree students for the past 8 years. She has more than 25 years of experience as a nurse (primarily in a psychiatric setting), and her work has been published by more than 25 publications. She is an officer of Sigma Theta Tau honor society, and a member of other organizations such as the National League of Nursing and the Indiana State Board of Nursing. She is currently pursuing a certificate to become a psychiatric nurse practitioner.

    CRNI® RUs: This session has been approved for 1 CRNI® recertification unit and meets the non INS Meeting criteria.

    Contact Hours: This session has been approved for 1 contact hour

    Expiration date for receipt of contact hours: April 10, 2022

    To receive contact hours for this educational activity, you are required to attend the entire educational activity and complete the evaluation.


    INS is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

  • Sepsis Management

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered Recorded On: 03/13/2019

    Sepsis is a medical emergency that may include long-term health and social consequences for the affected individuals and their families. In recent years, health care professionals have made great strides in understanding the pathophysiology of sepsis which have led to earlier diagnosis and improved patient outcomes. This webinar will discuss the most recent changes in early detection methods and the new tools available for physicians and nurses that help identify the symptoms of sepsis sooner.

    Sepsis is a medical emergency that may include long-term health and social consequences for the affected individuals and their families. In recent years, health care professionals have made great strides in understanding the pathophysiology of sepsis which have led to earlier diagnosis and improved patient outcomes. This webinar will discuss the most recent changes in early detection methods and the new tools available for physicians and nurses that help identify the symptoms of sepsis sooner.

    Learning Outcomes:
    At the end of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
    1) Define sepsis and septic shock
    2) Recognize the importance of early identification of patients with sepsis
    3) Discuss best practices for treating sepsis

    Emily Cannon, DNP, MS, BS, RN

    Indiana State University

    Emily Cannon, DNP, MS, BS, RN, is an instructor in the baccalaureate nursing program at Indiana State University since 2012, where she teaches medical-surgical nursing. From 2003 to 2012, she was a member of the nursing faculty at Ivy Technical Community College. Prior to that role, she was a medical-surgical float nurse and an infection control practitioner at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Indiana. Emily earned an associate of science degree in nursing from Vincennes University in 1995 and went on to complete a bachelor of science degree and a master’s degree in nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University. In May 2015, she completed a doctoral program in nursing practice at Indiana State University.

    CRNI® RUs: This session has been approved for 1 CRNI® recertification unit and meets the non INS Meeting criteria.

    Contact Hours: This session has been approved for 1 contact hour

    Expiration date for receipt of contact hours: March 13, 2022

    To receive contact hours for this educational activity, you are required to attend the entire educational activity and complete the evaluation.


    INS is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

  • Short Peripheral Catheter Infiltration: Minimizing Risks to Improve Outcomes

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered Recorded On: 02/13/2019

    Hospitalized patients receiving medications or fluids via short peripheral catheters (SPCs) are at risk for infiltration. Infiltration can increase patient length of stay, result in repeated vascular access procedures, increase costs by use of supplies and nursing time, lead to short-term and long-term patient harm, and decrease patient satisfaction. Early detection of infiltration can minimize risks by prompt intervention. Quality improvement projects have been directed toward staff education on SPC insertion, maintenance, assessment, and monitoring. This webinar will discuss current research and practice initiatives, as well as the benefits of emerging technology aimed at reducing infiltration.

    Commercial Support: ivWatch

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    Hospitalized patients receiving medications or fluids via short peripheral catheters (SPCs) are at risk for infiltration. Infiltration can increase patient length of stay, result in repeated vascular access procedures, increase costs by use of supplies and nursing time, lead to short-term and long-term patient harm, and decrease patient satisfaction. Early detection of infiltration can minimize risks by prompt intervention. Quality improvement projects have been directed toward staff education on SPC insertion, maintenance, assessment, and monitoring. This webinar will discuss current research and practice initiatives, as well as the benefits of emerging technology aimed at reducing infiltration.

    Learning Outcomes:
    At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
    1. Identify risk factors associated with SPC infiltration
    2. Describe the benefits of early and ongoing assessment to detect infiltration 

    Gregory Schears, MD

    Mayo Clinic

    Gregory J. Schears, MD, is a pediatric intensivist and anesthesiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He has had a long-standing interest in reducing patient complications and improving the approach to vascular access. He is a consultant to the department of anesthesiology and the division of pediatric critical care medicine, the physician liaison to the nurse-led peripherally inserted central catheter team, and is also the comedical director of the cardiovascular pediatric surgical intensive care unit. An associate  professor of anesthesiology, Dr. Schears has presented locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

    Disclosure: ivWatch; Consultant Fee; COI resolved

    CRNI® RUs: This session has been approved for 1 CRNI® recertification unit and meets the non INS Meeting criteria.

    Contact Hours: This session has been approved for 1 contact hour

    Expiration date for receipt of contact hours: February 13, 2022

    To receive contact hours for this educational activity, you are required to attend the entire educational activity and complete the evaluation.


    INS is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

  • Bleeding Disorders: Management of Pediatric Patients

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered Recorded On: 01/16/2019

    Bleeding disorders are rare and complex, and to some nurses, frightening. The information in this presentation is designed to introduce and discuss the management of pediatric patients with a bleeding disorder. Infusion nurses are key to high-quality care in the home setting. Therefore, bleeding disorder-specific education is critical in the implementation and delivery of excellent nursing care. During this presentation, participants will explore the classifications of bleeding disorders, review laboratory tests necessary for diagnosing a bleeding disorder, and discuss current and emerging treatment options, as well as complications associated with bleeding disorders.

    Bleeding disorders are rare and complex, and to some nurses, frightening. The information in this presentation is designed to introduce and discuss the management of pediatric patients with a bleeding disorder. Infusion nurses are key to high-quality care in the home setting. Therefore, bleeding disorder-specific education is critical in the implementation and delivery of excellent nursing care. During this presentation, participants will explore the classifications of bleeding disorders, review laboratory tests necessary for diagnosing a bleeding disorder, and discuss current and emerging treatment options, as well as complications associated with bleeding disorders. 

    Learning Outcomes: 
    At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
    • Describe the classifications of hemophilia A, hemophilia B, and von Willebrand disease (VWD).
    • Recall the types of screening for hemophilia A, B, and vWD.
    • Discuss the treatment for hemophilia A, hemophilia B, and vWD.
    • Recognize signs and symptoms of complications in pediatric patients with a bleeding disorder.

    Ashley Smith, MSN, RN, CRNI®

    Nurse Specialist, Bleeding Disorders

    Ashley Smith, MSN, RN, CRNI®, is a nurse specialist in bleeding disorder therapies at Paragon Healthcare Specialty. Before her career in specialty pharmacy, Mrs. Smith spent many years caring for pediatric and adult patients in the emergency department. She has also worked in cardiology, general medicine, and outpatient surgery. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Jacksonville State University and an MSN in nursing education from the University of North Alabama. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, now known as Sigma. 

    Disclosure: No conflict of interest to disclose

    CRNI® RUs: This session has been approved for 1 CRNI® recertification unit and meets the non INS Meeting criteria.

    Contact Hours: This session has been approved for 1 contact hour

    Expiration date for receipt of contact hours: January 16, 2022

    To receive contact hours for this educational activity, you are required to attend the entire educational activity and complete the evaluation.


    INS is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

  • Infusion Therapy in Alternative Care Settings

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered Recorded On: 12/12/2018

    Administering infusion therapy in alternative care settings requires expert planning and management. Infusion nurses must be knowledgeable when providing care for patients in home, hospice, and other non-acute facilities. This webinar will address best practices for attaining and maintaining vascular access, administration of infusion therapy, and safety and infection control in alternative care settings.

    Administering infusion therapy in alternative care settings requires expert planning and management. Infusion nurses must be knowledgeable when providing care for patients in home, hospice, and other non-acute facilities. This webinar will address best practices for attaining and maintaining vascular access, administration of infusion therapy, and safety and infection control in alternative care settings. 

    Learning Outcomes:
    At the conclusion of this webinar, attendees will:
    a) be able to describe best practices for attaining and maintaining vascular access in alternate care settings and 
    b) identify safety and infection control practices for alternative care settings. 

    Jan Elliott, BS, RN, CRNI®, VA-BC

    Infusion Therapy and Vascular Access Specialist

    Jan Elliott, BS, RN, CRNI®, VA-BC, is an infusion therapy and vascular access specialist, and the primary hospice and palliative care on-call nurse for Upstate Homecare in Central New York. Throughout her 24-year career, Jan has administered infusion therapy, developed vascular access teams, and provided education for clinicians on pain management in the home, alternative, and acute care settings. She has also worked for various US medical device companies as a clinical specialist, preceptor, and educator. In those roles, Jan helped implement conversions on new technologies, products, and services with a focus on promoting and ensuring safer, effective, and efficient delivery of patient care. Jan has been president of the Association of Vascular Access of Central New York for the past 10 years, and has hosted a teaching day symposium for all health care disciplines with discussions on best practices, innovations, and evidence-based medicine. 

    Disclosure: No conflict of interest to disclose

    CRNI® RUs: This session has been approved for 1 CRNI® recertification unit and meets the non INS Meeting criteria.

    Contact Hours: This session has been approved for 1 contact hour

    Expiration date for receipt of contact hours: December 12, 2021

    To receive contact hours for this educational activity, you are required to attend the entire educational activity and complete the evaluation.


    INS is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.