INS is pleased to join the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) and more than 140 partner organizations on the Keep Up The Rates campaign (KUTR), an effort to encourage everyone to receive recommended vaccines that they may have delayed during the pandemic.
COVID-19 has impacted our health and well-being beyond the damage caused by the virus, with profound implications across the healthcare system. During the pandemic, routine vaccination rates have declined significantly across all populations, with rates plummeting as much as 95 percent for some vaccines.
As the pandemic continues to evolve, protecting and promoting public health is more important than ever. We are excited to be a part of this important public education effort.
The Impact of Syringe Safety during the COVID 19 Pandemic.
Hear from speaker, Judith Jacobi as she provides a review of unsafe syringe practices, the impact of practice changes resulting from COVID-19, and how to integrate ready-to-use IV medications into current practice.
Medical Education Grant:Fresenius Kabi
Is the approach to infection prevention and control in the home care setting different during the pandemic? Listen as Mary McGoldrick, home care and hospice consultant, discusses this important topic.
Complications such as catheter-related bloodstream infections & occlusions can occur during the life of peripheral intravenous catheters. Enhance your proficiency with the latest recommendations to insert, care for & maintain PIVCs in your facility.
The LEARNING CENTER is our comprehensive online learning platform with more than 100 educational offerings. Ask clinical questions, get infusion news, listen to podcasts and much more!
INS conferences provide the opportunity to learn directly from infusion experts, get hands-on access to the latest technologies and share your experience with other infusion nursing professionals.
INS publications provide timely, informative, and thought-provoking content that keep you informed on the latest news and developments in the infusion specialty.
Who are Infusion Nurses?
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.
Fundamentals of Infusion Therapy
INS is proud to introduce the new Fundamentals of Infusion Therapy (FIT) Program! FIT is an online, interactive platform that offers an enhanced learning experience through audio, video and 3D graphic presentations. The program features 8 learning modules that take the participant, step by step, through the essential elements of Infusion therapy. Developed in alignment with INS’ Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice, FIT is a valuable tool for students and practitioners at all levels of the Infusion Nursing specialty.
Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice
Available for purchase in the INS bookstore
INS’ most recognized publication, the Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice provides the framework to define and develop organizational infusion-based policies and procedures for all practice settings.
Policies and Procedures for Infusion Therapy- Now Available
Available for purchase in the INS bookstore
Policies and Procedures for Infusion Therapy family of resources, provides a consistent, step-by-step guide to infusion procedures, enhancing your knowledge, understanding, and practice of infusion nursing.
CRNI® Exam Study Guide and Practice Questions
The comprehensive CRNI® Study Guide includes 125 sample questions, answers and rationales that will help prepare candidates for the CRNI® Exam.
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