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Think Safety, Insert Safely: Recommendations for Improving Safety Practices with Short Peripheral Catheters
Recorded on February 4, 2014
THINK Safety, INSERT Safely – Recommendations for Improving Safety Practices with Short Peripheral Catheters

This session has been approved for 0.8 contact hours and 1.0 CRNI® recertification units

Developed through a nursing education grant from BD Medical, this 60 minute webinar will focus on improving safety practices with short peripheral catheters.

Recommendations for Frequency of Assessment of the Short Peripheral Catheter Site
Recorded on September 18, 2012
This session has been approved for 0.8 contact hours and 1 CRNI® recertification unit.

Complications associated with peripheral IV catheter use are well known including phlebitis, infiltration/extravasation, and infection. Ongoing and regular assessment is essential to identify early signs and symptoms and ensure prompt intervention including catheter removal.

Treatment Options for Gout: An Overview for Infusion and Rheumatology Nurses
Recorded on May 3, 2011
Developed in conjunction with the Rheumatology Nurses Society (RNS) and presented by Victoria Ruffing, RN, Nurse Manager, Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center, this program will focus on the roles of the infusion and rheumatology nursing communities in the treatment of gout.

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CARING FOR THE CAREGIVER TRACK: Achieving Work-Life Balance
Recorded on May 7, 2014
Studies have shown that an imbalance between personal lives and work can affect job satisfaction and productivity. The resulting stress places personal health and welfare at risk, which in turn can hinder job performance. This session will discuss how an individual’s expectations can affect this balance, and explore steps that can be implemented to obtain and maintain a healthy work-life balance.

CARING FOR THE CAREGIVER TRACK: Ergonomics in the Promotion of Nursing Health
Recorded on May 7, 2014
Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) are the most common and preventable workplace injuries. Additionally, increased computer usage is resulting in the development of cumulative trauma disorders (CTD). As a profession, nursing ranks as one of the occupations at higher risk for these ergonomic-related disorders. This session will discuss the environmental factors that contribute to workplace injuries such as MSD and CTD, and how the study and application of ergonomics has led to the development of technologies designed to minimize workplace injuries.

CARING FOR THE CAREGIVER TRACK: Moral Distress in Infusion Nursing
Recorded on May 7, 2014
Moral distress occurs when a person feels powerless to perform in a manner that is personally believed to be morally correct. Causes of moral distress include futility of care, unrealistic expectations, and complexities within the health care system. The impact of moral distress may be difficult to identify, but it has been associated with poor patient/family outcomes and a physical and emotional burden on nursing. This session will address the physical and emotional manifestations of moral distress and will identify strategies to reduce this phenomenon.

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The Educational Resources section of the INS Knowledge Center provides links to many online educational programs and tools, some of which have been developed by commercial entities. This section will give the infusion professional access to a wide variety of infusion-related material that will help increase her/his knowledge base.

Navigating the Depths: Ultrasound-Guided Short PIV Insertions – Implications and Limitations for Practice
Recorded on November 9, 2013
Dr. Robert Dawson, an expert and consultant in the area of vascular access, will review and discuss practice-related concerns associated with new technology and procedures of ultrasound-guided peripheral IV insertion, while highlighting standardized approaches to patient assessment and specific techniques for vessel access.

Cytotoxic Exposure and Healthcare Worker Safety Infographic
Recorded on June 11, 2013
Cancer drugs are saving patient’s lives but exposure to these drugs puts workers at risk for developing adverse health effects. Download this free infographic, compliments of B.Braun, to learn more about the risks and steps you and your colleagues can take to reduce cytotoxic exposure.

BioFlo™ PICC: A Durable and Disruptive Technology Designed to Reduce the Accumulation of Thrombus
Recorded on May 21, 2013
Upper-extremity DVT has become more common over the last several decades in proportion to the increase in use of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs), and companies are responding with advances in technology. Recently, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) clearance to Navilyst Medical Inc., an AngioDynamics company, for the BioFlo™ PICC, which uses Endexo Technology to minimize the accumulation of blood components such as thrombus on the catheter interior and outer surfaces.

Extravasation with Power Injection: Techniques and Technology to Mitigate Risks
Recorded on May 2, 2012
The incidence of extravasation of contrast media has increased since the introduction of power injection. Published rates are low; however, the high number of computed tomography procedures puts many patients at risk. The outcomes for an individual patient can be devastating and long-lasting.

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