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. All webinars are free to INS members.

Webinars

  • Infusion Reactions: Building Familiarity with the Language

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 02/12/2020 at 1:00 PM (EST)

    The availability of and indications for immunotherapies continue to grow. These fast-moving developments have necessitated heightened attention to the importance of education, regarding key components of the endogenous immune system, as well as accurate definitions for commonly used terms. This is so that appropriate acute resuscitation and future treatment decisions may be made, improving outcomes for our patients. Further, this serves to increase confidence in decision making by the clinician at the bedside, regardless of degree or title. Pulling from multidisciplinary work, this presentation combines lessons learned and specific training from emergency, critical care, and oncology nursing specialties.

    The availability of and indications for immunotherapies continue to grow. These fast-moving developments have necessitated heightened attention to the importance of education, regarding key components of the endogenous immune system, as well as accurate definitions for commonly used terms. This is so that appropriate acute resuscitation and future treatment decisions may be made, improving outcomes for our patients. Further, this serves to increase confidence in decision making by the clinician at the bedside, regardless of degree or title.  Pulling from multidisciplinary work, this presentation combines lessons learned and specific training from emergency, critical care, and oncology nursing specialties.

    Learning Outcome: At the end of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
    o Discuss relevant components of the immune system and appropriate resuscitation measures for infusion reactions
    o Reiterate the importance of accurate, timely record keeping and multidisciplinary communication regarding onset, timing, nature, and specifics of infusion reactions

    Abigail Zuehlke, BSN, CRNI®

    RN, Martha Jefferson Hospital

    Abigail Zuehlke, BSN, CRNI®, has considerable clinical experience in oncology, critical care, and emergency nursing. A dedicated, lifelong learner, she is currently pursuing her Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Virginia. She will always be an infusion nurse at heart, with a passion for quality improvement and meaningful solutions for hardworking bedside clinicians and their patients.

    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 12, 2023

    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.

  • Platelet Disorders and Platelet Transfusion Best Practice

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/15/2020

    Thrombocytopenia is most commonly caused by diseases of platelet destruction. These diseases may be the result of immune or non-immune conditions. All conditions of platelet destruction, resulting in abnormally low platelet count, can be life-threatening. This session will discuss diseases of platelet destruction, intervention, and best practice for platelet transfusion.

    Thrombocytopenia is most commonly caused by diseases of platelet destruction. These diseases may be the result of immune or non-immune conditions. All conditions of platelet destruction, resulting in abnormally low platelet count, can be life-threatening. This session will discuss diseases of platelet destruction, intervention, and best practice for platelet transfusion.

    Learning Outcome: After the session, attendees will contrast immune vs non-immune diseases of platelet destruction, Platelet Disorders and Platelet Transfusion Best Practice  

    Brenda Shelton, DNP, RN, APRN-CNS, CCRN, AOCN

    Clinical Nurse Specialist, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins

    Brenda Shelton, DNP, RN, APRN-CNS, CCRN, AOCN, has 40 years of critical care and oncology experience and has widely presented and published in these specialty practices. She is an active leader in the Oncology Nursing Society and also serves as an Intermittent Joint Commission International Nurse Surveyor. She is currently a clinical nurse specialist in the Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins and a faculty member at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.

    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 15, 2023

    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.

  • Thyroid Eye Disease

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 12/18/2019

    Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) is a serious, progressive autoimmune disease with a limited window for pharmacologic treatment, during the active disease. During this window, the disease may respond to pharmacologic intervention. With the potential of new infusion delivered treatment options on the horizon, it will be incumbent upon nurses and other healthcare providers to understand the disease state, as well as the treatment modalities. INS is of the belief that this need is best met and served through the development and delivery of nursing education programs.

    Commercial Support: Horizon

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    Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) is a serious, progressive autoimmune disease with a limited window for pharmacologic treatment, during the active disease. During this window, the disease may respond to pharmacologic intervention. With the potential of new infusion delivered treatment options on the horizon, it will be incumbent upon nurses and other healthcare providers to understand the disease state, as well as the treatment modalities. INS is of the belief that this need is best met and served through the development and delivery of nursing education programs.

    Learning Outcome:
    At the conclusion of this webinar, learners will have an increased understanding of thyroid eye disease and the treatment options available for patients with this condition.

    Terry J. Smith, M.D.

    Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

    Dr. Terry J. Smith, MD, is an internationally known experimental and clinical endocrinologist. He has studied Graves’ disease, its ocular manifestations, and related autoimmune diseases for over 35 years. He and his colleagues have mapped the mechanisms involved in tissue changes occurring in thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO), a disfiguring and potentially blinding disease for which no FDA approved medications are currently available. 

    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 18, 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.

  • Critical Geriatric Concepts for Infusion Nurses

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 11/20/2019

    As the population in the United States ages, it is becoming increasingly important that nurses in all clinical settings know how to effectively care for older adults. Research shows that lack of education on basic geriatric concepts and principles, including the changes associated with aging, can result in preventable complications and poor health outcomes for older adults. This presentation will focus on those critical geriatric concepts, as well as the resources that infusion nurses should avail themselves of, in order to practice proper care of older adults. In addition, this presentation is a call for nurses in all settings to be leaders in improving geriatric care, both where they practice and where they live. It is clear to this nursing expert that there is a critical need for nurses to be advocates for older adults and to participate in the increasing number of initiatives that seek to address the impact of aging populations on community resources.

    As the population in the United States ages, it is becoming increasingly important that nurses in all clinical settings know how to effectively care for older adults. Research shows that lack of education on basic geriatric concepts and principles, including the changes associated with aging, can result in preventable complications and poor health outcomes for older adults. This presentation will focus on those critical geriatric concepts, as well as the resources that infusion nurses should avail themselves of, in order to practice proper care of older adults. In addition, this presentation is a call for nurses in all settings to be leaders in improving geriatric care, both where they practice and where they live. It is clear to this nursing expert that there is a critical need for nurses to be advocates for older adults and to participate in the increasing number of initiatives that seek to address the impact of aging populations on community resources.

    Learning Outcomes:
    1. Identify an atypical presentation of disease in older adults.
    2. How does reduction in muscle mass and increase in fat cells impact the health of an older adult?
    3. Name one geriatric nursing resource that is recommended to be used by nurses.

    Suzanne Purvis, DNP, RN, GCNS-BC

    Clinical Nurse Specialist, Geriatrics

    Suzanne Purvis, DNP, RN, GCNS-BC, has been a geriatric clinical nurse specialist for 20 years. She obtained both her MSN and Master’s Certificate in gerontology from Georgia State University and earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Minnesota. Her published work has focused on geriatric nursing competency development, the use of electronic health records in geriatrics, and dementia care education. She is currently a clinical nurse specialist for Beaumont Health in Royal Oak, Michigan and teaches geriatric best practice to acute care nurses. Suzanne is also on the Michigan State Dementia Coalition.

    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: November 20, 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.

  • Smart Infusion Pumps: Using Data and Evidence to Improve Patient Safety

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/23/2019

    This presentation will provide the audience with a history of the use of the Smart Infusion Pump in the US. The presenter will also define and explain terms often associated with Smart Pumps, such as Dose Error-Reduction System (DERS), Pump Interoperability and Drug Library. Participants will engage in an overview of the 2019 draft guidelines for Optimizing Safe Implementation and Use of Smart Infusion Pumps from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP). The presenter will attempt to provide supporting evidence and user-based pump data to support various aspects of the guidelines. Finally, based on the ISMP guidelines and the evidence presented, participants will receive some specific actions to take, regarding patient safety, when using Smart Infusion Pumps.

    This presentation will provide the audience with a history of the use of the Smart Infusion Pump in the US. The presenter will also define and explain terms often associated with Smart Pumps, such as Dose Error-Reduction System (DERS), Pump Interoperability and Drug Library. Participants will engage in an overview of the 2019 draft guidelines for Optimizing Safe Implementation and Use of Smart Infusion Pumps from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP). The presenter will attempt to provide supporting evidence and user-based pump data to support various aspects of the guidelines. Finally, based on the ISMP guidelines and the evidence presented, participants will receive some specific actions to take, regarding patient safety, when using Smart Infusion Pumps.

    Learning Outcomes: At the end of this presentation, the participant should be able to:
    1) Describe the general function of Smart Infusion Pumps and the terminology associated with their use
    2) Identify the types of data available from Smart Infusion Pumps
    3) Describe various aspects of guidelines, best practice documents, supporting data and evidence from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP).
    4) Outline actions that an infusion nurse can take to promote safe therapy using a Smart Infusion Pump

    ​Dan Degnan, PharmD, MS, CPPS, FASHP

    Associate Director of the Professional Program Lab, Purdue University College of Pharmacy

    Dan Degnan, PharmD, MS, CPPS, FASHP, is currently the Associate Director of the Professional Program Lab at the Purdue University College of Pharmacy, as well as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice.  Dan also works with the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering (RCHE), at Purdue, as a Clinical Research Associate with expertise and research interests in the area of medication safety technology, safety culture, pharmacy operations and high reliability. 

    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: October 23, 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.