Putting the focus on safe infusion practices, Infusion Nurses Society (INS) organized their 7th National conference-“SIT-UP” (Standardize Infusion Therapy – Upgrade Practices). Held at St. John’s Auditorium, the conference was a platform to throw light on the importance of adopting safe infusion practices to prevent nurses and patients from potential risks.
The event witnessed the coming together of eminent industry experts, doctors and nurses from across India like Col Binu Sharma (President, Infusion Nurses Society), Dr Sunil Karanth (Chairman, Critical Care Unit and Infection Control, Manipal Hospital), Dr Mustafa Afzal- Care Institute (Hyderabad), Mr Davison P.K (CEO, Apollo Hospitals, Karnataka Region) and Pavan Mocherla (Managing Director, BD–India & South Asia) to name a few. Think Safety, Insert Safely: Recommendations for Improving Safety Practices with Short Peripheral Catheters, Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter complications, Guidelines on BSI prevention, Advances in Infusion Practices, Patient Safety and Infusion Management: Rethinking the Role of Filtration were some of the topics which were discussed.
Nurses are the foundation of any healthcare setting and are critical to the delivery of quality care and improved patient outcomes. Unfortunately, they are prone to a host of infectious and non- infectious adverse events due to unsafe infusion practices and thus, it is essential to ensure a safe work environment which can reduce the risk of harm.
Commenting on the same, Col. Binu Sharma, (President, Infusion Nurses Society, India) said, “Infusion Nurses Society is very proud to see the increasing awareness and implementation of Standard Infusion Practice among practicing nurses. We shall continue to focus on patient safety through continuous training and implementation of INS standards. Our collaboration with various training partners to upskill nurses shall remain the focus.”