{{ (moduleVm.actions && moduleVm.changeStatus) ? moduleVm.status : '' }} CRNIŽ Recertification Units & CE Credit - Infusion Topics: Project HANDS; Nurse-Compounded Elastomeric Pumps; DVT Patient Experience; eTablets for Patient Education; Ultrasound Assessment of SPC Failure


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

This issue contains the following articles:
  • A Bundled Approach to Increase Short Peripheral Catheter Dwell Time
  • Determining the Risk of Sepsis Using Nurse-Compounded Elastomeric Pumps for Continuous Infusion in Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy
  • Understanding the Patient Experience of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter-Related Deep Vein Thrombosis Using Interpretive Phenomenology
  • Use of Electronic Tablets for Patient Education on Flushing Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters
  • Is Thrombus With Subcutaneous Edema Detected by Ultrasonography Related to Short Peripheral Catheter Failure?

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 implications of increasing short peripheral catheter (SPC) dwell time from 72 to 96 hours using a bundled approach to SPC care and management.
  2. Recognize the consequences of nurses compounding antibiotics for outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy.
  3. Recognize the incidence, causes, signs and symptoms, and psychosocial consequences of a thrombus in a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC).
  4. Identify the effect of using an electronic tablet to provide patient education for flushing PICCs on the incidence of PICC occlusions.
  5. Discern the relationship between short peripheral catheter (SPC) failure and etiologies such as thrombus, subcutaneous edema, and catheter dislodgment using ultrasonography.
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: JINNR0917
Published: Sep/Oct 2017
Expires: 12/6/2019
Passing Score: 41/58 (70%)
Authors: Judybeth Crowell , MSN, RN, CRNI; et al.; Pauline M. Dobson , MHS, RN; et al.; Britt M. Meyer , PhD, RN, CRNI, VA-BC, NE-BC; Patricia L. Petroulias, PhD, MS, RN; Toshiaki Takahashi , MHS, RN; et al.