Who We Are
The Infusion Nurses Society (INS), located in Norwood, MA, is a national nonprofit organization representing infusion nurses and all other clinicians who practice infusion therapy.
Since 1973, INS has continued its commitment to bringing innovative new resources and learning opportunities to the wide range of healthcare professionals involved in the specialty practice of infusion therapy. We are dedicated to advancing the delivery of quality infusion therapy to patients, enhancing the specialty through stringent standards of practice and professional ethics, and promoting research and education in the infusion nursing practice.
Who We Serve
Membership is open to nurses and all other healthcare professionals, from all practice settings, who are involved in or interested in the specialty practice of infusion therapy. Through conferences, online learning, scientific publications, educational solutions, scholarship, and much more, INS gives you the resources you need to navigate the rapid technological advances and dramatic shifts in healthcare delivery.
Who is an Infusion Nurse
An infusion nurse is a registered nurse who specializes in the practice of infusion therapy. The infusion nurse’s primary focus is patient safety demonstrated through the comprehensive management of all patient infusion needs, including: planning for and inserting the vascular access device (VAD); managing and administering the therapeutic treatment regimen; recognizing and managing complications; and overseeing the conclusion of treatment and VAD discontinuation.
Infusion therapy, the administration of medications or fluids intravenously, is delivered in all health care settings, across the spectrum of care to all age groups and patient populations. Infusion therapy is essential when the patient’s medical treatment must be intravenous and cannot be accomplished by other routes of administration. Infusion nurses are essential in coordinating patient care in collaboration with the interprofessional health care team. As an integral part of the health care team, the infusion nurse remains dedicated to evidence-based practice and improving patient outcomes.
Infusion nurses specialize in infusion therapy practice and often strive for certification. Certified Registered Nurse Infusion (CRNI®) certification demonstrates knowledge and expertise within the specialty and validates the nurse’s clinical background experience. The certified infusion nurse is a leader who is dedicated to ongoing professional development, endeavors to remain current in the practice of infusion therapy and adheres to the Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice.
Become a Member Today
Please visit the INS Membership Benefits page and learn how INS membership can make a difference for you.