Are you thinking about taking the CRNI® exam? Are you unsure of how best to study for the CRNI® exam?
Preparing for and taking the CRNI® exam are important steps in the professional development of every infusion nurse.
That's why we developed the new CRNI® Exam Preparation Workshop.
The CRNI® Exam Preparation Workshop will be presented on Friday, May 2, 2014, in Phoenix, Arizona, as a separate preconvention program before the start of the INS 2014 Annual Convention and Industrial Exhibition.
The 5-hour workshop—presented by Nancy Mortlock, BSN, RN, CRNI®, OCN®, former chair of the INCC Examination Council—will include an overview of:
- Test specifications
- Key concepts
- Test development
- Test question complexity
Study strategies, available resources, and reference materials will also be discussed.
Seating is limited so don't delay. Register today!
ASPEN to Provide Information on New EN Connectors
To address the demand for information and education on the new ISO enteral connectors coming in late 2014, A.S.P.E.N. has scheduled a 60-minute webinar to explain the need for the new connectors and help your members prepare for them. This webinar, which provides 1 hour of CE for nurses, physicians, pharmacists, and dietitians, is titled “Raising Awareness: New Enteral Connectors” and costs just $29 to register.
INS is funding a $5000 award for nursing research. Apply by May 1. Applicants will be notified of their status September 1.
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists has published a fact sheet regarding the current shortage of certain large-volume intravenous solutions, along with a plan of action. Please read this important report today and help champion these critical conservation efforts.
View the 2014 Gardner Foundation Scholarship winners here.
Gardner Foundation scholarship winners will be posted to the INS Web site on March 28.
- One Million Global (OMG) Catheters Prevalence Study - A first of its kind study to evaluate and compare the current state of PIVC use and practices from hospitals across the world.
The latest issue of Infusion Spotlight, Management of Parenteral Nutrition, is now available in the Infusion News section of the INS Knowledge Center.
Join the Nurses’ Health Study
The Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women's Hospital are excited to announce that the Nurses' Health Study is growing. Previous cohorts taught us much of what we currently know about how diet and lifestyle can affect women's risk of developing cancer and other serious health conditions. The goal is to enroll 100,000 female nurses into a new web-based study! Read more of our story HERE.
If you are a female nurse between the ages of 20 and 46, JOIN the study!
- The latest Safety Information alerts are here.
Thank you to BD for their generous support of the INS 2014 ePoster program,
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Short Peripheral Catheter Insertion Guide Card Deck
The Short Peripheral Catheter (SPC) Insertion Card Deck provides step-by-step instruction for successful venipuncture in children and adults. The deck highlights proper site selection, insertion techniques, as well as care and maintenance methods. It also includes recommendations for identifying common complications such as phlebitis, infiltration, and extravasation. Key information is presented in concise, bulleted points, and is augmented by useful figures.
INS is pleased to announce its latest educational resource—Infusion Spotlight.Infusion Spotlight focuses on a specific topic of interest unique to the infusion community. A series of questions and answers will be addressed in each issue. Our latest issue focuses on Management of Parenteral Nutrition.
We hope you enjoy this latest resource.
INS Releases New Position Paper – Recommendations for Improving Safety Practices with Short Peripheral Catheters
The completely revised 4th edition covers the latest technological advances in infusion therapy and reflects the recent expansion of the practice of infusion nursing. A detailed outline format makes it easy to retrieve and review essential facts.
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- We are pleased to welcome our latest international affiliate, INS Germany, as it looks to improve infusion practice throughout the country. Visit the International Affiliate page for more information.