{{ (moduleVm.actions && moduleVm.changeStatus) ? moduleVm.status : '' }} CRNIŽ Recertification Units & CE Credit - Infusion Topics: Ketamine Infusions; Thermomechanical Stimulation; ECG-Based Tip Configuration System; CVAD Management

Activity Steps


By participating in this activity you will earn CRNI Recertification and CE Credit.

This issue contains the following articles:
  • Ketamine Infusions for Outpatient Pain Management
  • Effects of Thermomechanical Stimulation During Intravenous Catheter Insertion in Adults
  • Evaluation of a Magnetic Tracking and Electrocardiogram-Based Tip Confirmation System for Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters in Pediatric Patients
  • Best Practices in the Management of Central Vascular Access Devices

Purpose of Activity

To provide information about current issues affecting infu- sion nursing practice.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Recall an outpatient ketamine infusion policy that pro- motes consistent and evidence-based care.
  2. Discern whether the Buzzy thermomechanical system can reduce procedural pain during intravenous (IV) catheter insertion without affecting insertion success rates in adults undergoing preoperative insertion.
  3. Specify whether the magnetic tracking and electro- cardiogram (ECG)-based tip confirmation system (TCS) is a safe and valid alternative to radiographic imaging to confirm the acceptable placement of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) in pediatric patients.
  4. Identify the results of a study assessing the level of best practices in the management of central vascular access devices (CVADs) in areas with a high prevalence of nurses trained in the field.
Price: $200.00


  • ANCC 4.0 CH
  • INCC 10.0 CRNI
  • DC - BON 4.0 CH
  • FL - BON 4.0 CH
  • GA - BON 4.0 CH

Lippincott Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Professional Development is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Florida Board of Nursing, and Georgia Board of Nursing, #50-1223.

The Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation (INCC) has approved this CNE activity for 10 CRNIŽ recertification units.

Test Code: JINNR0918
Published: Sep/Oct 2018
Expires: 9/3/2021
Required Passing Score: 45/64 (70%)
Authors: Cheryl A. Allen, BSN, RN-BC, et al.; Roberta E. Redfern, PhD, et al.; Nina Rosche , MSN, RN, PNP, VA-BC, et al.; Giovanni Di Fine, MSN, RN