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2019 Spring Seminar

 Infusion Education In Action

June 6th - 7th

400 South 43rd Street, Renton, WA 98055

Seminar Objectives

- Describe evidence based practices.

- Identify current trends and issues

- Describe evidence based practices


1 Day: $100

2 Day: $150


1 Day: $150

2 Day: $200

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Thursday: Registration 0700 – 0800

                      Speakers/Breaks 0800 – 1700


            Dutch Dinner at Claim Jumpers


Friday: Registration 0700 – 0730

                  Speakers/Breaks 0730 – 1700


1 Table 1-2 Reps: $300

Each Additional Rep: $50

Offline Registration  

  • Make Checks Payable to: Puget Sound INS

     Send to: Tish Thrower, Treasurer

     Address: 9238 Twilight Lane S.W.

                       Lakewood, WA 98498

Puget Sounds Infusion Nurse Society 

Spring Symposium Agenda

Thursday June 6, 2019

6:00 - 7:00 

Vendor Set Up

7:00 - 7:45

Registration, Breakfast, Visit Vendors

7:45 - 8:00


8:00 - 9:30

"Addressing the Dressing: Improving Vascular Access Dressing Dispruption"

Michelle DeVries, BS, MPH, CIC, VA-BC

sponsored by Eloquest

9:30 - 10:00

Break with Vendors

"Caring for the Vet"

Chuck Cumiskey RN, BSN, VA-BC

10:00 -11:30

11:30 - 12:00

Round Table Discussion

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch and Visit Vendors

sponsored by BD

13:00 - 14:30

"Midlines, What's New?"

Kathy Kokotis, RN, BS, MBA

14:30 - 15:00

Break with Vendors

15:00 - 16:00

"Building a Better Bundle: Basics and Beyond"

Sophie Harnage, RN, BSN, VA-BC

16:15 - 16:30

Wrap Up and Door Prizes

Dinner to be announced: Casual Dutch Treat immediately after event

Puget Sounds Infusion Nurse Society 

Spring Symposium Agenda

Friday June 7, 2019

7:00 - 7:30

Registration, Breakfast, Vendors

7:30 - 11:00

Breakout Sessions

Option 1:

Ultrasound Class

Hands-on stations include

1. Midline Max Barrier Insertion Compliance

2. Advanced Needling Techniques

3. Insertion review with simulation and anatomical ultrasound assessment using RePeVa(Rapid Peripheral Vein Assessment) Method

4. Extended Dwell PIV Insertion and Review

Option 2

Skills Class

Hands-on stations include

1. Peripheral intravenous catheters insertions

2. Port access

3. Dressing changes

4. Troubleshooting & de-clotting lines

5. Intraosseous insertions

(Sample competencies to take back to your facilities, supportive articles, IFU for ports and Alteplase and much more)

11:00 - 11:30

Break with Vendors

"Decreased Vascular Access Complications: The Positive Impact on Patients, Clinicians and Healthcare Settings"

11:30 - 12:30

Sponsored by BD

Michele Biscossi ACNP-BC, MS, RN, CNL, VA-BC

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch and Visit Vendors

13:30 - 14:30

"Legal Aspects of Infusion Therapy

Sponsored by Adhezion

14:30 - 14:45

Break with Vendors


Removing the Silos

Ken Symington, MD

State of the Chapter


Wrap Up


Why: Opportunity to lead, serve, and continue to make an impact on patient care!

How: Attending local education courses, productive board meetings, and working with members to provide an annual PSINS conference.

What: PSINS is an organization of professional volunteers that enables you to enhance your knowledge of infusion nursing.

2019 Board Members


Joy Selchow


 Tish Thrower,


Carol Hinton


2020 Board Members

* Enrollment is Open. Chapter will not continue without volunteers to fill open positions.

President (ELECT) _________________

Treasurer (ELECT) _________________

Secretary (ELECT) _________________


Now a yearly $25 membership available on-line. Access to blogs and other updates.

Education Documentation for Washington State Licensure:

Upon receipt of evaluation forms, “Certificates of Attendance” will be provided at the end of each day. (~11-14 contact hours for the 2 days)


Written receipts will be provided to each registrant and will be available at the seminar.


Registration confirmation will be sent via email only. Please include your email address at time of registration.

Cancellation Policy:

50% of the registration fee will be refunded with notification to the treasurer, Tish Thrower, by email or written no later than May 19, 2019. In lieu of refund, a substitute person may attend with notification to the treasurer.

Program Cancellation:

In the unlikely event of program cancellation, PSINS will refund 100% of registration fees paid. PSINS assumes no liability for any penalty fees on airline tickets, deposits of hotel accommodations, or any other fees, charges, penalties or other incidental costs that a registrant might incur as a consequence of a program cancellation.

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