INS Position Papers
INS Position Papers
INS is pleased to offer the following educational resources to anyone practicing in infusion therapy today.
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Recommendations for Improving Safety Practices with Short Peripheral Catheters (12/13)
The need to provide quality infusion nursing care with skilled, knowledgeable, and competent nurses is strategic and necessary for the health care organization. By minimizing liability, infusion care delivery will be enhanced through the use of infusion nurse experts. As a result, INS has developed a white paper on the use of infusion teams in acute care hospitals. Read INS’ white paper here.
Recommendations for Frequency of Assessment of the Short Peripheral Catheter Site (07/05/12)
As many organizations choose to follow the Infusion Nurses Society (INS) recommendations for peripheral intravenous (IV) site rotation based on clinical indications rather than a specific time frame, INS recognizes the critical importance of site assessment to identify any signs of complications. Read INS’ Position Paper here.
Recommendations for the Use of Intraosseous Vascular Access for Emergent and Nonemergent
Situations in Various Healthcare Settings: A Consensus Paper (11/17/10)
The Consortium on Intraosseous Vascular Access in Healthcare Practice*
*Lynn Phillips, Infusion Nurses Society and Consortium Chair; Lucinda Brown, Society of Pediatric Nurses; Teri Campbell, Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association; Julie Miller, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses; Jean Proehl, Emergency Nurses Association; Barbara Youngberg, Visiting Professor of Health Law and Policy, Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy, Loyola University Chicago College of Law. Read the entire paper.
The Role of the Registered Nurse in Determining Distal Tip Placement of
Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters by Chest Radiograph (09/28/09)
As a leader in infusion therapy, the Infusion Nurses Society (INS) recognizes the expanding scope of practice of the licensed registered nurse in the field of infusion therapy. It is the position of INS that a qualified registered nurse may determine the distal tip placement of peripherally inserted central catheters by chest radiograph. Read the entire paper.
JOINT INS/INCC POSITION PAPER (06/09)
The Value of Certification in Infusion Nursing
The Infusion Nurses Society (INS) and the Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation (INCC) developed a joint Position Paper on the Value of Certification in Infusion Nursing. Read the entire paper.
The Role of the Registered Nurse in the Insertion of Intraosseous (IO) Access Devices (04/09)
As a leader in infusion therapy, the Infusion Nurses Society (INS) convened a national task force of experts to examine the practice of registered nurses placing intraosseous access devices. It is the position of the Infusion Nurses Society that a qualified registered nurse, who is proficient in infusion therapy and who has been appropriately trained for the procedure, may insert, maintain, and remove intraosseous access devices. Read the entire paper.
The Use of Nursing Assistive Personnel in the Provision of Infusion Therapy (09/08)
The purpose of this statement is to update and reaffirm the Infusion Nurses Society’s position on the use of nursing assistive personnel in the provision of infusion therapy. Read the entire paper.
The Role of the Registered Nurse in the Insertion of External Jugular Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (EJ PICC) and External Jugular Peripheral Intravenous Catheters (EJ PIV) (03/08)
As a leader in infusion therapy, the Infusion Nurses Society (INS) convened a national Task Force of experts to examine the practice of registered nurses placing catheters in external jugular veins. It is the position of the Infusion Nurses Society that a qualified licensed registered nurse, who is proficient in infusion therapy, may insert, care for, maintain, and remove External Jugular Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (EJ PICCs) and External Jugular Peripheral Intravenous Catheters (EJ PIVs). Position Paper retired January 2014.