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Empowering Nurses to Protect Themselves and Their Patients: Exploring Best Practices in Injection Safety

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 Webinar Description:


Injected medications are used in a variety of treatment settings to prevent and treat illnesses. The fifth webinar in the NICE Network webinar series, Empowering Nurses to Protect Themselves and Their Patients will address some of the more common issues related to safe injection practices. Nurses’ role in adhering to injection safety best practices is critical to patient safety and healthcare personnel safety. Injection safety includes practices intended to prevent transmission of infectious disease between one patient and another, or between a patient and healthcare provider, and also to prevent harms such as needle stick injuries. This webinar will describe the essential balance between meeting immediate or emergent patient safety needs and performing all recommended infection control practices during clinical care. This webinar will also identify safe injection practices intended to prevent catheter-related bloodstream infections and describe injection practices in a hemodialysis facility that would potentiate a patient’s risk for infection.




Welcome- Erica Tindall, CDC

Introduction- Seun Ross, ANA

Featured Organizations

  • American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • Infusion Nurses Society
  • American Nephrology Nurses Association

Closing - Erica Tindall, CDC


This webinar offers free continuing education for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Health Educators, Pharmacists, Medical Residents, Epidemiologists, Laboratorians, and Administrators.



Date: Thu, Feb 22, 2018
Time: 01:00 PM EST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Erica Tindall
 Presenter Information
Chuck Griffis, PhD, CRNA
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Chuck Griffis, PhD, CRNA is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist working at the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Administration Medical Center. He has a PhD from the UCLA School of Nursing.  Dr. Griffis is on the AANA Practice Committee Infection Control Task Force, and lectures widely on infection control practices in anesthesia.

Michelle Berreth, BSN, RN, CRNI®, CPP
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Michelle Berreth, BSN, RN, CRNI®, CPP has been a nurse educator with the Infusion Nurses Society since 2009. Her experience in infusion therapy has crossed all practice settings, from home infusion pharmacy to medical oncology infusion. Michelle has served as a member of an   Institute of Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) IV Safety Consensus Committee. She has held a certification in infusion nursing for over 25 years.

Carol M. Headley, DNSC, ACNP, RN, CNN
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Carol M. Headley, DNSC, ACNP, RN, CNN has over 2 decades of nephrology experience. She obtained her under graduate degree from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, her Master’s at the University of Alabama in Birmingham and her doctorate from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. While advancing her education, she remained professionally active in nephrology. She has served on numerous committees and boards that have helped to shape the framework of nephrology policy and practice. Ms. Headley served as a member of the Nephrology Nursing Journal board for several years. She is also the primary author on several publications and edited a book on professional development as well as several book chapters. Presently, she is employed as a nephrology nurse practitioner at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Memphis.