New Delhi: The INS India (Infusion Nurses Society) on their 6th National Conference, launched a new online course platform on infusion therapy for nurses pan India. Utilizing the reach and ease of digital platform, the course is expected to enable INS members to access the various infusion therapy modules and speaker presentations from previous conferences through INS website. The first course would be on the Peripheral IV Cannulation.
“Infusion Therapy is a comprehensive method of quality care to all patients. Online courses will educate the nurses in the scientific method of delivering and maintaining infusion with the aim of cure and prevention of Infection,” says Clare D’Mello, Assistant Nursing Superintendent, Saifee Hospital.
Nine out of ten patients admitted in hospitals receive infusion therapy during the course of their stay for therapeutic or diagnostic purposes. Improper infusion practices may lead to complications, causing an increase in mortality, morbidity, duration of hospital stay and healthcare costs.
In a complex healthcare environment, with varied patient needs, ensuring the quality of infusion calls for best nursing practices, explains Havovi Fouzdar, GM-Nursing, KDA Hospital, “To ensure a patient-centered plan of care, a nurse strives to meet the infusion needs of their patients. In doing so, they need to strictly adhere to the best practices and the comprehensive INS standards help the infusion nurses to provide excellent infusion care across all practice settings.”
With such online courses and Android apps, INS India aims to empower nurses with digital tools in infusion standards for better patient care.