The INS Knowledge Center offers access to unparalleled educational material for the infusion professional. Developed as a means to augment INS’ existing live continuing education offerings, this online learning platform houses a wide variety of educational programming, content, and resources in one central location.
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.
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.
Recorded on August 11, 2009
Developed through a nursing education grant from B. Braun Medical, this 60 minute webinar will focus on two very important components of a successful Infusion Alliance - the implementation of evidence-based practices and the financial benefits it provides to the organization.
Recorded on May 22, 2013
Patient safety has seen a paradigm shift away from retrospective reviews of numbers of patients harmed to a zero-tolerance policy for errors affecting patients. In an effort to make patient safety their central focus, organizations are working to develop an integrated body of scientific knowledge and a multidisciplinary infrastructure intended to prevent patient injury through early, appropriate response to actual and potential problems. But such an environment can only take place in a transparent culture that embraces trust, honesty, and integrity in every interaction. This session will review methods to engage leaders, patients, and employees at all levels to develop a sustainable culture of patient safety.
Recorded on May 22, 2013
Develop infusion experts by sharing knowledge and expertise. This is accomplished through mentoring and educating our peers, physicians, and hospital leadership. It is essential to encourage our nursing colleagues to aspire to specialty certification. Leading by example and educating throughout our workplace will produce clinicians who better understand the practice of infusion therapy and lead to improved patient outcomes.
Recorded on May 22, 2013
Patients and their families have the right to be able to comprehend their health care information and to make informed choices about alternatives. Unfortunately, recent studies confirm that patients are often left with a poor understanding of their illness and their treatment regimen. This translates into negative patient outcomes and increased costs felt across the health care system. This session will discuss techniques proven to verify patients' and caregivers' comprehension of the plan of care, and how this improves outcomes.
Members of INS have exclusive access to past INS Publications including the Journal of Infusion Nursing, INS Newsline, INS Connection, and INS Newsbrief!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Recorded on May 1, 2012
In the US, healthcare workers insert over 300 million short peripheral intravenous (PIV) catheters every year. The insertion of a PIV catheter predisposes the nurse to certain occupational hazards, such as needlestick injury and blood exposure.