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Wednesday, September 04, 2013  
Pedagogy  |  Online Learning Systems
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Caregiving as a Spiritual Gift

Each of us, at some point, will become a caregiver to a loved one, parent or friend. Many of us can point to this kind of experience as the catalyst to our careers. The benefits that come from being a caregiver are many and I've learned that my work caring for my clients is not separate from my spiritual practice — it is one.

I recently had the privilege of presenting at the National Association of Health Care Assistants Annual Convention and I was struck by the heartfelt dedication these folks have in caring for others. What's the attraction to this career? The pay? Hardly. 

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All I.V. connectors available have four design elements in common—external housing, a septum, a fluid pathway, and a mechanism that permits entry into the fluid pathway on connection and allows it to close to its original position with disconnection. Dead space refers to areas within the fluid pathway that can’t be cleared with flushing.

I.V. connectors fall into three categories based on reflux: Split-septum (SS) and negative-displacement (ND) connectors, Positive-displacement (PD) connectors, and Zero-fluid displacement (ZFD) connectors.

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The concept of online IV education and IV certification is new to many, with the first response usually being “How can you learn to start an IV online?”  In reality there is much to learn before the actual insertion of a catheter. There are many principles and concepts that a nurse must understand and have complete knowledge of before practicing any infusion therapy; it is these principles of infusion theory and concepts that are taught within Pedagogy’s online IV education courses. 

This is what we call the didactic portion of infusion education that is easily and more efficiently presented in an online format.  The nurse must completely understand the local and systemic complications that could happen with infusion therapy and the steps to correct these issues for the best patient outcomes.  This didactic education is thoroughly, consistently and easily presented online, with knowledge retention and understanding of these concepts being validated by a successful exam score.

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The Infusion Nurses Society publishes the “Infusion Nursing Standards of Practice” document that has been legally recognized as the standard for infusion practice. So, should a nurse ever face a malpractice suit regarding infusion therapy? It is stated in the INS guidelines the standard of care that is to be provided. These guidelines will be cited as the benchmark for establishing if the standards of care and referenced as to if the standard of care was met or violated.

If you administer infusion therapy of any type, it is your responsibility to know and follow the infusion standards.  It is also imperative that the facility or institutional policy and procedures are updated to follow the current standards.

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Posted: 8/14/2013 1:50:38 PM | with 0 comments

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Pedagogy is the art and science of teaching, instruction, and training. It is the goal of Pedagogy to offer the most current course content, with the highest possible quality, using a variety of education methods and strategies. Attainment of licensure and formal education is not the end of education. Professionals, both practitioners and educators, are responsible for continually developing their knowledge and skills. Through continuing education and self-directed professional growth, health care providers are better prepared to deliver quality care to their patients.

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