The Infusion Nurses Society Podcast


Episode 18
Recorded November, 2016

Mary Sousa

With over 100 nursing specialty organizations across the country (and more if you count international!), there are bound to be areas where practices overlap. What could infusion nurses have in common with radiology and imaging nurses? Mary Sousa, immediate past-president of ARIN introduces us to this nursing specialty.

Links for this episode: 

The Association of Radiologic and Imaging Nursing

More information:
Contact information for Mary Sousa:
Mary F. Sousa, BSN, RN
ARIN Immediate Past President
Association for Radiologic & Imaging Nursing
phone: 866-486-2762 fax: 703-884-2229

Episode 17
Antibody Formation in Transfusion Therapy
Recorded on November 5, 2016

Michael Passwater

Michael Passwater has over 24 years of experience with transfusion services. He has a true passion for blood management, and a fascination for the complexity of the immune system. In this podcast, he chats about antibody formation in relation to transfusion therapy, and it involves more than compatibility.

Links for this episode: 

View the PDF of Michael’s session at INS 2016 National Academy in Cincinnati

More information:
Blood Transfusions and the Immune System

Episode 16
Salvage, Exchange, or Remove: Exploring Choices for the Treatment of Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infection
Recorded on September 27, 2016

Britt Meyer, PhD, RN, CRNI®, VA-BC, NE-BC
Nurse Manager, Duke Hospital Vascular Access Team

Catheter-related bloodstream infection (CR-BSI) is one of the most costly, frequent, and lethal complications associated with central vascular access devices (CVADs). In a preview of her upcoming presentation at the 2016 INS National Academy, Britt discusses CR-BSI, CLABSI (catheter associated bloodstream infection), and factors to consider in determining the outcome of an infected CVAD.

Links for this episode: 

Guidelines for the Management of Intravascular Catheter–Related Infections

Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter–Related Infections (Endorsed by IDSA)

Episode 15
My Nursing Care Plan with Lisa Bonsall 
Recorded on August 23, 2016

In this episode, we speak with Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP clinical educator for Lippencott’s We’re all familiar with nursing care plans and the importance of this tool to improved patient outcomes. Lisa has developed a care plan for you, the nurse, to plan, implement, and evaluate not only your professional life, but your personal life as well. 

Keywords: care plan, work-life-balance, organize, goals, priorities, CE requirements, certification, nurse, planning, implementation, evaluation, life-long learning, schedule, license, self-care, health, professional, requirements, specialty. 

Links for this episode: 

My Nursing Care Plan

Meeting My Professional Requirements 

Being a Lifelong Learner in Nursing 

Maintaining Work-Life Balance 

Check in! Evaluation of any care plan is KEY to staying on track. Lisa brings us up to speed on her nursing care plan

Additional Resources: Lippincott NursingCenter®

National Council of State Boards of Nursing 

To learn more about obtaining your certification for infusion nursing, visit the INS website: Infusion Nursing CRNI®

Other nursing certifications available can be found here:
Nursing Certification Boards By Specialty