{{ (moduleVm.actions && moduleVm.changeStatus) ? moduleVm.status : '' }} CRNIŽ Recertification Units & CE Credit - Infusion Topics: Transfusion Antibodies; SPC Phlebitis Factors; Small Volume Infusions; Single vs Double Lumen PICCs; Parenteral Nutrition; SPC Phlebitis Treatment


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

This issue contains the following articles:
  • Antibody Formation in Transfusion Therapy
  • Factors Contributing to Phlebitis Among Adult Patients Admitted in the Medical-Surgical Units of a Central Hospital in Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Optimizing Drug Delivery of Small-Volume Infusions
  • Selection of Single- Versus Double-Lumen Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters and the Influence on Alteplase Use
  • Does a Dedicated Lumen for Parenteral Nutrition Administration Reduce the Risk of Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections? A Systematic Literature Review
  • A Randomized Controlled Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of 2 Treatment Methods in Reducing Incidence of Short Peripheral Catheter-Related Phlebitis

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. Recognize the role of antibody formation in the development of complications related to blood product transfusions.
  2. Outline the results of a literature review and a study on risk factors for phlebitis related to the use of short peripheral catheters (SPCs).
  3. Compare the pinch and backflush techniques for administering residual medication from an intravenous piggyback (IVPB) infusion set after administering small-volume infusions.
  4. Select risk factors for thrombosis in peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs).
  5. Evaluate the findings from a literature review on rates of catheter-related bloodstream infections (CR-BSIs) in patients with central vascular access devices (CVADs) who received parenteral nutrition (PN).
  6. Specify issues related to phlebitis and results of a study aimed at reducing the incidence of phlebitis from SPCs.
Price: $200.00


  • ANCC 4.5 CH
  • INCC 10.0 CRNI
  • DC - BON 4.5 CH
  • FL - BON 4.5 CH
  • GA - BON 4.5 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: JINNR0318
Published: Mar 2018
Expires: 3/6/2020
Passing Score: 51/72 (70%)
Authors: Michael Passwater, MT(ASCP)SBB, DLM, CSSGB(ASQ); Munashe Livion Nyika, BSc (Hons), et al.; Kelli Thoele, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, BMTCNŽ, OCNŽ, et al.; Dia Byrne , MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, OCNŽ, et al.; Nicole Clare Gavin , MAP, BSc (Hons), RN, et al.; Nanthakumahrie Gunasegaran, MSc, BHS