Infusion News

  • Monday, March 30, 2020 1:18 PM | Chris Cavanaugh (Administrator)

    Adding Antimicrobial PICCs: Making the Case and Measuring the Outcomes

    This webinar is sponsored by Teleflex, where innovation inspires hope.

    More than five million central vascular access devices (CVADs) are inserted in patients each year in the United States. It is estimated that at least 85% of hospitalized patients in the US receive intravenous medications to meet their therapeutic needs. Although CVADs provide a means by which patients receive life changing treatment, they can also pose a significant risk of complications, which may cause patients harm, increase morbidity, lengthen hospital stay, and add to health care costs.

    Infusion industry partners invest significantly in research and development of new technologies in order to develop CVADs that may help mitigate the risk of complications. Can the technological design of a central vascular access device significantly limit the incidence of central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI), catheter occlusion, fibrin sheath formation, and catheter-related thrombosis (CRT)?

    This presentation will focus on CVADs with antimicrobial and antithrombogenic protection. Specifically, catheters with chlorhexidine bonded to the internal and external catheter surfaces will be explored. At the conclusion of this session, learners will have increased understanding of the effects of central vascular access devices (CVADS) with bonded chlorhexidine.

    Course Details

    Instructor: Michelle DeVries, BS, MPH, CIC, VA-BC

     Contact Hours: 1.0 

    CRNI ® Recertification Units (RUs): 1.0

     April 8, 2020 @ 1:00pm ET

     INS members: FREE

     Nonmembers: $45

  • Monday, March 23, 2020 9:32 AM | Chris Cavanaugh (Administrator)

    Free Self-Care for Nurses Webinar March 25

    During the Innovation by Nurses for Nurses: Self-Care Every Nurse Needs! webinar, held March 25 at  1 p.m. ET,  you will learn how one organization gathered input from frontline nurses and experts to design innovative programs and structures to meet the complex self-care needs of individuals and nursing teams. You will share in their experience by learning how they utilized shared governance to implement programs to promote wellness, address barriers to wellbeing, and support nurses in developing self-care skills.

    Bonus content just added: See the presentation of the 2020 ANA Innovation Awards powered by BD. These awards highlight, recognize, and celebrate nurse-led innovation that improves patient safety and/or outcomes. 

    This Navigate Nursing webinar is free for ANA members ($29 for non-members). Register here

  • Monday, March 23, 2020 9:31 AM | Chris Cavanaugh (Administrator)

    Be Confident Protecting Yourself and Providing the Best Care to Your Patients During This COVID-19 Pandemic

    Nurses and health care workers face ongoing challenges with the supply and use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during times of supply chain shortage, patient surge, and evolving evidence on COVID-19. ANA is partnering with the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) to bring you this free, online, on-demand webinar. A link to view the webinar at your convenience will be emailed to all registrants the week of March 30. 

     Register for the webinar here.

  • Monday, March 23, 2020 9:29 AM | Chris Cavanaugh (Administrator)

    Public Health Update #5:

    Coronavirus COVID-19

    Presented by

    Darlene Dempsey, DNP, APRN

    **Monday, March 23**

    1:00pm EST / 12:00pm CST

    No Registration Required - Free / Open to Public

    Login info at

    Please join us for a brief update on the COVID-19 Coronavirus and its current impact in the U.S.

    This is our fifth update since Feb 27. Recordings and additional resources at

    This presentation will be recorded and posted to the resource page.

  • Saturday, March 21, 2020 4:54 PM | Chris Cavanaugh (Administrator)

    Per Diem Clinical Specialist Flyer Kurin 202003.pdf

    Are you looking for an opportunity to use your clinical and interpersonal skills away from the bedside? Kurin Inc. is currently looking for per diem clinical specialists, to help support our initial specimen discard technology
    across the United States.

    - Per diem (as needed) opportunity with schedule flexibility
    - RN, Phlebotomist, EMT, Techs with experience in blood culture draws and
    policies. ED experience is a plus!
    - Assertive clinicians that are comfortable speaking in front of groups with a
    passion for education
    - Opportunity to travel with assignment related expenses reimbursed

    To qualify for travel opportunities, multiple days (3 minimum) in a
    row of availability is required.
    If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, please submit your resume
    at for the Per Diem Clinical Specialist position.

JINS Call for Manuscripts


Call for Manuscripts!


Are you currently working on evidence-based research that would benefit other infusion nurse professionals?

The Journal of Infusion Nursing (JIN) editors want to hear from you! JIN is seeking original manuscripts that present new research, clinical reviews, case studies, and professional development information relevant to the practice of infusion therapy. Topics may include but are not limited to: 

  • Best practices for vascular access device selection and placement
  • Biologic and biosimilar therapies
  • Antibiotic infusions, side effects, and anaphylaxis protocols
  • Evidence-based interventions when caring for oncology or infusion therapy patients
  • Infusion therapy in the home care setting
  • Implanted ports

Articles undergo a process of double-blind peer review. Final selections represent the broad scope of the infusion specialty and draw on the expertise of all health care providers who participate in the delivery of infusion.

Submit your 200-250 word abstract here.

Questions? Contact Associate Managing Editor Leslie Nikou at


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