FAQ Related to COVID-19 Health Care Challenges

INS acknowledges the plight of the public, our members and valued colleagues, as we work collectively to manage the many concerns associated with COVID-19. Many are asking if INS is able to give “new guidance” regarding modification for adherence to the INS Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice. While we are presently unable to recommend modifications [...]

By |March 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

COVID-19 Pandemic Updates | March 25, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic Updates | March 25, 2020 https://youtu.be/Sep5Q_K6pC4 COVID-19 Pandemic Updates | The Ad Council in partnership with the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), developed PSAs to inform Americans about the steps they can take to protect themselves to prevent the spread [...]

By |March 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

COVID 19: Infection Control Special Situation

What Health Professionals Should Know About COVID-19 Health personnel (HCP) are on the front lines of caring for patients with confirmed or possible infection with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and therefore have an increased risk of exposure to this virus. HCPs can minimize their risk of exposure when caring for confirmed or possible COVID-19 patients [...]

By |March 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sleep and Stress in Adolescents

Sleep and stress in adolescents: the roles of pre-sleep arousal and coping during school and vacation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UENgPUSgM0U This study explored the relationship between stress and actigraphy-measured and self-reported sleep in adolescents during periods of restricted (school) and unrestricted (vacation) sleep opportunities. We further examined whether (1) cognitive pre-sleep arousal (PSA) mediated the relationship [...]

By |March 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Effective Are Face Masks Against Coronavirus?

How Effective Are Face Masks Against Coronavirus? OR CLICK HERE FOR EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT COVID-19 Government officials in China are urging citizens to wear masks in public to stop the spread of the virus as the Wuhan coronavirus continues to spread. Cities in China along with other parts of Asia are [...]

By |February 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mindfulness Intervention Training in Nursing

mindfulness intervention, mindfulness training, burnout syndrome, burnout, nursing The effect of mindfulness training on burnout syndrome in nursing: a systematic review and meta-analysis. To analyse the effect of mindfulness training on levels of burnout among nurses. Burnout syndrome is a common occupational hazard for nursing staff. Mindfulness training has been proposed as a valid intervention [...]

By |February 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ways to Fund Your Wound Care Specialization

wound care specialization Ways to fund your wound care specialization: 1. Use the ES Payment Plan 2. Employer Tuition Agreement If your employer does not have a tuition assistance program, you may use this Tuition Assistance Agreement to negotiate reimbursement terms. 3. Tuition Tax Write-off Conferences and continuing education events related to your practice are eligible for [...]

By |February 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections (NSTIs)

nsti, NSTIs, necrotizing soft tissue infections, soft tissue infections Time is of the essence when treating necrotizing soft tissue infections: a systematic review and meta-analysis. https://youtu.be/SVeeFUdujbI Although the phrase "time is fascia" is well acknowledged in the case of necrotizing soft tissue infections (NSTIs), solid evidence is lacking. The aim of this study is [...]

By |February 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Wound Care Education Up, Pressure Injuries Down at Iredell Skilled Nursing Facility

WTA Program | pictured: Ragen Wilmoth Iredell Health System’s Skilled Nursing Facility is proactively seeking to improve its wound care and reduce its number of patient injuries, and the results are clear – in just two years, the facility has cut its facility-acquired pressure injuries (FAPIs) by more than 90 percent. The drastic decline is [...]

By |January 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Electronic Cigarettes and Social Media

Perceptions and Sentiments About Electronic Cigarettes on Social Media Platforms: Systematic Review. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAsl9GY2FDo Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have been widely promoted on the internet, and subsequently, social media has been used as an important informative platform by e-cigarette users. Beliefs and knowledge expressed on social media platforms have largely influenced e-cigarette uptake, the decision [...]

By |January 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments