2017 Nurses Day/Week & Oncology Nurse month

On May 6, we celebrate National Nurses Day to honor the nurses in the United States. This day also marks the beginning of National Nurses Week, which ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale. To all my nursing colleagues…Happy Nurses Day!! I am so proud and honored to be part of this noble profession.…

Why re-use a syringe?

The answer is YOU DON’T !! Not in any circustance should nurses and any other healthcare providers re-use a disposable syringe. Disposable syringes are single use only! This seem like a no brainer, right ? Then you see news like this…(Click on the image below to read the news article )     What? Did…

Unlicensed Assistive Personnel and Infusion Therapy

In case you missed it, the Infusion Nurses Society (INS) has published an updated position paper on The Role of Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAP) in the Provision of Infusion Therapy.  UAP is the common term used to describe the various assistive personnel to whom physicians, RNs, and other health care professionals may delegate patient care activities,…

Positively bloody!

….as in  positive blood return when aspirating from central venous catheters (CVC).  Positive blood return means a free flowing blood return easily obtained on aspiration, and the color of whole blood. In other words, bloody RED, not pink-tinged. What a great feeling, knowing that the CVC is properly functioning and ready to use. NOT able to…