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Free AVA Academy Webinar

Tissue Adhesive: The Future of Infection Prevention for Vascular Access is going live on April 2, 2020 at 2:00pm EDT. Register now here

INS 2020 Update 

Given the increasing concerns about COVID-19, along with the recent news from the World Health Organization declaring the outbreak officially a pandemic, to help protect the health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors, and speakers, INS has rescheduled the 2020 Annual Meeting and Industrial Exhibition to August 15 – 18. More information can be found here.

Congratulations to all those that passed the September 2019 CRNI® Exam.

Congratulations to 138 registered nurses who earned their CRNI® by passing the September 2019 CRNI® exam. Your dedication to your employer, patients and your profession is admirable and inspiring! Join us by welcoming them to our elite and global community of CRNIs! Find the full list of passers here  

Free Webinar – Leveraging advanced infusion pump technology to help optimize patient safety. 

An educational webinar Tuesday, October 29, 2-330 p.m. ET, to learn how you can improve patient safety, enhance clinical workflows, and improve service documentation and reimbursements with smart infusion pumps and IV-EHR interoperability.  

First-Stick Success at St. James

Hospital rolls out new vein finder technology purchased thanks to ‘Friends Fore St. James’ golf tournament funds. Read more here. 

Leading the Leader

Recognizing employees isn’t just the right thing to do—it’s good business sense. Read how a little appreciation goes a long way here.

Nurses Lead National Effort to Get Hospitals to Hire Specialists

Sheri Pieroni and Connie Girgenti recently launched an effort to get hospitals to hire vascular access nurses to perform IV insertions.

Infusion Centers Help Navigate the Cost of Care

An article posted on medscape.com highlights how the number of ambulatory infusion centers is growing as more payers refuse to cover biologic infusions for patients with chronic illnesses in hospitals because of the higher costs.

12-year-old Invents Plush Partner for Children Receiving IV Therapy

A little girl with an autoimmune disorder—one that may never be cured—is dedicated to creating a “friendlier experience” for children that, like her, require routine infusion therapy. Twelve-year-old Ella Casano was inspired to invent a smiling little companion to hang out (literally) with kids like her—Medi Teddy. It’s a teddy bear that can be placed on a pole, with a specially designed pouch on its back made to hold the IV bag and allow care providers to easily check fluid levels. This 12-year-old patent-holder (along with her parents) recently raised enough money to start making Medi Teddy; their first order of 500 bears will be donated to hospital pediatric units. You can learn more about Ella, as well as support her cause, on her website.

New Issue of INSider Now Available 

Collaboration between organizations doesn’t just breed new skills in their employees—it can also lead to new resources that dramatically benefit patients. Read all about it in the newest edition of INS’ INSider, available now! 

Leading the Leader 

Learn why setting personal goals is key to your professional development in this article written by Dawn Berndt, DNP, RN, CRNI® from the latest edition of INSider. 

What it Takes to Be a Published Author

Learn what new authors need to know about getting their work published in this article form the most recent issue of INS’ INSider.

New CRNI® Announcement

Congratulations to 96 registered nurses who earned their CRNI® by passing the March 2019 CRNI® exam, you truly do soar above the rest!

Join us by welcoming them to our elite and global community of CRNIs!

Find the full list of passers here.

INS Student Nursing Leadership Scholarship Winner Announced

Each year INS sponsors a Student Nursing Leadership Scholarship through the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA). Richelle Herron, RMA (AMT) from Ferguson, MO has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 scholarship. Richelle thanked INS and let us know of her plans:

Upon graduation and licensure, I plan to impact the profession of nursing in a positive way by specializing as a Cardiovascular ICU nurse.  As you know, many comorbidities are the result of cardiovascular disease. It is my goal to treat and reverse illness while teaching my family, friends, and community about how to prevent the causes of these conditions.  I am sure to be utilizing my IV therapy skills while I perform this lifesaving work.

We wish Richelle the very best as she embarks on her nursing career.

Share Your Chair: The Patient’s Perspective in Infusion Care

Share Your Chair! In this article Amy Rios discusses the value of improving the patient experience.




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The Infusion Nurses Society (INS) is an international nonprofit organization representing infusion nurses and other clinicians  who are engaged in the specialty practice of infusion therapy.
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