INS CEO Mary Alexander Elected to NOA Coordinating Team for 3-Year Term
INS Chief Executive Officer Mary Alexander, MA, RN, CRNI®, CAE, FAAN, was elected to the Nursing Organizations Alliance (NOA) Coordinating Team (CT) at NOA’s Fall Summit held, November 16-18, 2017, in Birmingham, Alabama. The CT is responsible for coordinating educational opportunities and business affairs for NOA, a coalition of 59 nursing organizations united to create a strong voice for nurses. INS has been an NOA member since its inception in 2001.

Nurse In Washington Internship
Participants learn from health policy experts and government officials, network with other nurses, and gain hands-on experience through scheduling visits and meeting with their members of Congress. Legislative “asks” will be provided for the attendees to practice with and present in their meetings with their members of Congress. NIWI is open to any RN or nursing student that is interested in an orientation to the legislative process. NIWI also features an Advocacy 201 breakout session for repeat attendees or those who already have basic advocacy skills. Learn more!


Fluid & Medication Shortage: Implications for Nursing
During times of fluid or medication shortages, the infusion nurse must be fastidious when administering infusion therapies. As supply inventories are adjusted to manage these shortages, infusion nurses may anticipate changes in product brands, fluid containers or connector designs. Also, methods of administration may change, such as pushing IV medications that may have been previously diluted and administered as an infusion. In the midst of these many unpredictable changes, our patients depend on infusion nurses who are dedicated to ensure safe medication administration. Remind your colleagues to slow down and practice the steps of verification for each infusion according to the Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice 57: Parenteral Medication and Solution Administration.

Home Infusion Therapy Services Market to Witness Exponential Growth by 2025
Read about the expect growth in home care infusion health in this article!

Endorsement of Policies and Procedures, For Infusion Nursing
INS is proud to announce that Policies and Procedures for Infusion Therapy: Neonate to Adolescent, has been endorsed by the Society of Pediatric Nurses. Get your copy today!

The Modern Infusion Nurse
Read how being a member of INS and following the Infusion Nursing Standards of Practice are components to best practice for infusion nursing.

MPS Clinical Consultants Save US Veteran
Read about two clinical consultants who rushed into action to assist an elderly veteran.

AAMI Foundation Patient Safety Online Seminar
Register for the part 2 of this 2-part online seminar, A Case Study from Parallon: Improving Compliance with the Smart Pump Drug Library Across a Large Hospital System. Hear how two pharmacy directors successfully led their large hospital groupings, with over 13 hospitals each, to use standardized drug libraries. Presented July 10, 12 p.m.

Mary Alexander Celebrates 20 Years as INS and INCC CEO
In celebration and recognition of Mary Alexander's 20 years as INS and INCC CEO, the INS team, past INS presidents, and Mary's family surprised her with a special video tribute at INS 2017. Congratulations Mary!

INS CEO Mary Alexander Contributes Guest Blog to WeInfuse
Flushing and locking vascular access devices (VADs) are 2 common procedures performed on patients receiving treatment in infusion centers. So how does this practice become risky? Mary’s blog explains.

March 2017 CRNI® Exam Passers
INCC is proud to announce the March 2017 exam passers.

AAMI Publishes Infusion Therapy “Quick Guide” for Health Care Executives
The AAMI Foundation has published a new infusion therapy safety “quick guide” aimed at healthcare executives. Optimizing Patient Outcomes: Questions Senior Hospital Leaders Should Ask about Infusion Therapy Safety. Learn more about AAMI and why this guide is so important.

From Our CEO
In a blog for IMPROVE PICC, INS CEO Mary Alexander, MA, RN, CRNI®, FAAN, discusses an array of key issues important to the infusion community, including changes to the newly published 2016 Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice, the influence of the recently released MAGIC document on infusion practice, and the three biggest challenges ahead for infusion nursing. Read it here.

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