INS Standards of Practice Update
In January, the Infusion Nurses Society (INS) published their most recent Standards of Practice which aims to align the Standards with guidelines and clinical practice recommendations based on the most current evidence available.
Recently, INS acknowledged four corrections that will supersede recommendations published in January 2021. One such correction includes an update to Standard 33, Vascular Access Site and Skin Antisepsis Practice Recommendation D [Page S96 of the Standards of Practice], which removes the word sterile.
- The original statement reads: Use a single-use sterile applicator containing sterile solution, not a multiple-use product (e.g., a bottle of antiseptic solution).3,5 (IV)
- The corrected statement now reads (NOTE: the word sterile has been removed): Use a single-use applicator containing antiseptic solution, not a multiple-use product (e.g., a bottle of antiseptic solution).3,5 (IV)
INS encourages you to carefully read through the changes and make appropriate updates to your clinical practice.
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