Happy IV Nurse Day – Jan 25

In 1980, the professional practice of infusion nursing was formally recognized when the United States House of Representatives declared each January 25 as IV Nurse Day. This recognition was the beginning of what the infusion nursing specialty has become. Specialization marks the advancement of nursing practice. It signifies that nursing has moved from a global…

What’s wrong with this picture?

Last week, I posted this picture on Twitter and Facebook and asked viewers to post what they think is going on. Colleagues on Twitter: A bunch of contaminated syringes. Maybe someone is syringe feeding kittens with these? I can see no other purpose. ? Re use of syringes non sterile syringes :key parts contaminated ,patients…

INS 2017 Annual Meeting

Learn, Discover, Share – another hallmark INS Annual meeting completed this year and this time in a new condensed format. Down to 4 days from the usual 6 days, each day was packed with new learning opportunities from experts and providers in the infusion therapy and vascular access world while offering the same amount of…

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…