“I have gained so much from belonging to INS. Infusion therapy touches nearly every patient, and I feel I make a real difference for them because of the knowledge I have obtained through INS.” ---Linda Resler, BSN, RN, CRNI®
NHIA Opens Comment Period for Revised Data Definitions for Patient Outcomes - The National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) is accepting stakeholder comments on newly revised Definitions for Patient Outcomes Data Elements to be used in the collection of data that will assess the safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of home and specialty infusion care. All stakeholders, including providers, nurses, physicians, pharmacists, payers, accreditors, and other health care professionals are encouraged to submit feedback via NHIA’s Web site.
The Definitions for Patient Outcomes Data Elements are part of the Association’s ongoing Industry-Wide Data Initiative created to establish field-specific demographic, operational, and clinical quality benchmarks that will further advance home and specialty infusion patient care in consequential and productive ways, over time. To review and comment on the Revised Definitions for Patient Outcomes Data Elements, visit NHIA’s Industry-Wide Data Initiative web page at (www.nhia.org/Data/Data-Definitions.cfm) on or before September 30, 2015.
New Podcast: Transition of Infusion Therapy Care to Skilled Nursing Facilities
More patients are being discharged from the acute care setting requiring continued infusion therapy. Many of these individuals are being sent to skilled nursing facilities. Corey Bishop, RN, CRNI®, CRRN, the national director of infusion nursing for Omnicare Pharmacy Services, explains how transition of care is critical to improving outcomes, reducing rehospitalizations, and decreasing health care costs. Listen to this educational podcast today.
Nurses Needed to Develop the New Hemostasis Nursing Certification
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) is developing a new certification in hemostasis nursing and needs nurses working in this specialty from across the country to assist in this exciting process. For more information on how you can get involved, contact Jocelyn Tobing at ANCC via e-mail (Jocelyn.Tobing@ana.org), or phone (301-628-5369), or click here to access the ANCC Content Expert Application.
Two New Archived Webinars Available
- "Mandatory Reporting of CLABSI: Focusing on Post-Insertion Care," presented by Lisa A. Gorski, MS, HHCNS-BC, CRNI®, FAAN. For information and registration, click here.
- “Enhancing Accountable Care Through Improved CLABSI Outcomes,” presented by Roxane Perucca, RN, MS, CRNI®. For information and registration, click here.
BrightStar Care & Infusion Nurses Society Form Mutually Beneficial Partnership – Details about this exciting new collaboration are here.
New Webinar Available – “Consequences of Central Venous Catheterization: Identification, Discussion, and Methods for Reduction of Common CVC and PICC Complications,” sponsored by Teleflex, is now streaming in the Knowledge Center and is FREE for members.