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Introduction to Home Infusion Therapy

presented by Lisa A. Gorski, MS, RN, HHCNS-BC, CRNI, FAAN

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Financial: Lisa Gorski receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. She also receives compensation from 3M/Solventum, BD Medical, Genentech, and Nexus Medical. She is Editor-in-Chief of Home Healthcare Now. She also receives book royalties from F.A. Davis. Lisa has stock in ivWatch and is an employee at Ascension at Home.

Nonfinancial: Lisa Gorski is a professional member of the Infusion Nurses Society.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 36 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 48 Minutes

This course is the first in a series of six courses aimed at providing the home care nurse with the essential knowledge to safely care for patients who require a variety of home infusion therapies. Home care nurses must possess a high level of knowledge and skills to safely insert and manage vascular access devices, provide infusions via an array of infusion methods, recognize and respond to complications, and provide patient and caregiver education. This course focuses on the fundamentals of understanding the scope of infusion therapy, identifying resources for the home care nurse, and providing guidance when planning for and providing home infusion therapy.

Learning Objectives
  • Examine the categories of infusions that may be administered in the home setting
  • Examine evidence-based resources for home infusion therapy (HIT)
  • Determine critical factors that impact clinical outcomes during the planning and provision of HIT

Meet Your Instructor

Lisa A. Gorski, MS, RN, HHCNS-BC, CRNI, FAAN

Lisa A. Gorski has worked for 40 years as a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) and educator for Wheaton Franciscan Home Health & Hospice, now part of Ascension at Home, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As a CNS, she has played a key role in the home infusion therapy program, contributing to clinician education, policy and procedure development,…

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

1. The Scope of Home Infusion Therapy

This chapter provides an overview of the categories of infusions that may be administered in the home setting.

2. Home Infusion Therapy Resources

Resources for the home infusion nurse are provided. The 2024 Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice is highlighted along with other applicable practice guidelines. Information about selected professional organizations, such as the Infusion Nurses Society and the Association for Vascular Access, is also provided.

3. A Model for Safe Home Infusion Therapy

The author’s Model for Safe Home Infusion Therapy is described in the context of evidence supported in the 2024 Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice.

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