NORWOOD, Mass., April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Infusion nurses from around the world will gather at the Infusion Nurses Society's (INS) 39th Annual Convention and Industrial Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 28 – May 3, 2012. The theme, "Evolving Our Legacy," highlights the past, present, and future of the infusion nursing specialty. INS promotes and improves the quality of infusion care by keeping infusion nurses, clinicians, and allied health care professionals abreast of new practice and technologic advances, primarily through national meetings. The Las Vegas convention will feature nearly 80 educational sessions, hands-on Simulation Labs, industry-sponsored Exhibitor Theaters, and a packed exhibit hall filled with representatives of the top infusion-related companies in the country.
INS President Jeanette Adams, PhD, ACNS-BC, CRNI®, will welcome more than 1,300 attendees to the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. Educational sessions during the week include two specific "tracks," covering home infusion and issues on international health care. Other presentations include "New Therapies for the Management of Lupus," "The Infusion Nurse's Responsibility for Patient Safety in Power Injection," and "Incivility in Health Care," among many others.
Food Network personality chef Jeff Henderson will deliver the keynote address. His story of personal redemption has been told in a best-selling memoir, Cooked: My Journal from the Streets to the Stove. Henderson rehabilitated himself after a 10-year stint in jail, convicted for running a $35,000-a-week drug operation. While in prison, he discovered a passion for cooking and committed himself to turning his life around. He will tell attendees how he persevered to achieve his dreams, eventually becoming the executive chef of Cafe Bellagio in Las Vegas. Today, Jeff Henderson stars in "The Chef Jeff Project," which takes six at-risk young adults and commits to turning their lives around by putting them to work for his catering company and providing them with the knowledge, skills, and opportunity for a new life with a culinary career.
"The INS Annual Convention always provides infusion nurses with a number of opportunities to grow professionally," said INS CEO Mary Alexander, MA, RN, CRNI®, CAE, FAAN. "We're looking forward to the exceptional education programs, the Exhibitor Theaters and Simulation Labs, and of course, we're excited to be in Las Vegas for the very first time!"
The Infusion Nurses Society (INS) is a professional association dedicated to enhancing infusion practices that will improve patient outcomes. Recognized as the global authority in infusion therapy, INS is dedicated to exceeding the public's expectations of excellence by setting the standard for infusion care.
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