{{ (moduleVm.actions && moduleVm.changeStatus) ? moduleVm.status : '' }} CE Credit - Infusion Topics: Pediatric Milrinone Therapy; Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia; CLABSI; Alteplase Dose and CVAD Patency; Quality and Safety Competencies

Activity Steps


By participating in this activity you will earn CE Credit.

This issue contains the following articles:
  • Continuous Intravenous Milrinone Therapy in Pediatric Outpatients
  • Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia
  • Reducing Central Line-Associated Bloodstream InfectionRates in the Context of a Caring-Healing Environment: A Patient Safety Program Evaluation
  • Efficacy of Reducing Alteplase Dose to Restore Patency in Nonhemodialysis Central Vascular Access Devices
  • Integrating Quality and Safety Competencies to Improve Outcomes: Application in Infusion Therapy Practice

Purpose of Activity

To provide information on current issues affecting infusion nursing practice.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

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

  1. Select the indications, dosing, potential benefits, and adverse effects of milrinone as well as issues related to the management of a pediatric patient receiving outpatient intravenous milrinone.
  2. Specify the clinical effects, diagnosis, complications, and management of and risk factors for heparin-induced thrombocytopenia.
  3. Identify risk factors for the development of central line-associated bloodstream infections and interven- tions to prevent or decrease the incidence of these infections.
  4. Discuss the results of studies examining the clearing of nonpatent non-hemodialysis central vascular access devices and one facility's experience using a reduced dose of alteplase in restoring patency to those catheters.
  5. Explain quality issues related to infusion nursing practice and the application of the Quality and Safety Education for Nursing (QSEN) competencies and the Infusion Nurses Society's Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice.
Price: $25.50


  • ANCC 3.0 CH
  • DC - BON 3.0 CH
  • FL - BON 3.0 CH
  • GA - BON 3.0 CH

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 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 Williams & Wilkins 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. Your certificate is valid in all states.

Test Code: JINNC0317
Published: Mar 2017
Expires: 3/6/2020
Passing Score: 32/45 (71%)
Authors: Michelle Curley, RN, CRNI, et al.; Cynthia A. Frazer, MS, RN, CNE, CMSRN; Daphne Hanson, DNP, MSN, RN, NE-BC, LHRM; Ann Plohal, PhD, APRN, ACNS-BC, CRNI, et al.; Gwen Sherwood, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, et al.
Specialties: Infusion