With the successful launch of INS-India, an affiliate of INS –US, focus is to raise standards in Infusion Therapy. The vision is to exceed the public’s expectations of excellence by setting the standard for infusion care, by developing and disseminating standards of practice, providing professional development opportunities and quality education, advancing the specialty through evidence-based practice and research, supporting professional certification in alignment with the vision and mission of INS-US. To increase the reach of INS India across millions of nurses across the country, INS city forums are established. The INS Chennai City forum was incepted and declared open on 14th December 2012 at the 5th International Nursing Conference of Apollo Nursing College, Chennai by Ms. Punitha Singh, Nursing Director-Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, and Governing Council member of INS, India. The inauguration and the conference were attended by over 387 delegates from 23 premier educational and service institutions from in and around Tamilnadu, Kerala, Pondicherry and Andhra Pradesh.

 
Launch of Chennai – INS- India, City forum

On the IV Nurses day, 25th January 2013, INS Bangalore city forum was launched by the Governing council members. There were more than 270 participants from various hospitals across Bangalore. The event has further increase the awareness of Infusion specialty among nurses and encouraged them to be a part of the society.


Launch of Chennai – INS- India, City forum

On the 30th of Jan 2013, the INS Kolkata city forum was launched, where more than 130 participants from major hospitals and nursing colleges were present. Four infusion teams from different hospital presented their data on intravenous complications, catheter indwelling time etc., reflecting vialon catheters having greater indwelling time and lesser complication rate. Mrs.Madhukari Ray shared the details on INS-India and the way forward. The Infusion nurses were felicitated with “Infusion Nurse” badge. The program was culminated by candle lighting and pledge ceremony to symbolize knowledge sharing and standardization of practices.


Launch of Kolkata – INS- India, City forum

NS Delhi Forum had a big bang launch on 8th of June 2013 at Max Hospital, Saket, New Delhi, with the support from Col Saravjeet Kaur and Capt. Ajitha. The event had a great response with over 220 Nurses from various leading hospitals from Delhi and NCR. There was an overwhelming response from the nursing fraternity on the importance of INS for nursing community.


Launch of Delhi – INS- India, City forum

These city forums mark the beginning of a culture of safety that will be based on best practices and standards. Similar forums will go a long way in spreading awareness of safe infusion practices. Till date about 470+ nurses are enrolled with INS India. As a member, nurses will be able to get following benefits;

  • Entitled to receive a copy of the quarterly newsletter - "i-NEWS"
  • Privilege to attend and take part in all meetings, lectures, CME, all such programs and annual meetings on due registration for the same.
  • Free access to all web content at INS India website.
  • Free access to e-library / presentations.
  • Webinar of all guest lectures and CME
  • Shall enjoy all other privileges, facilities and advantages offered by INS India.

As an initial and major step towards, building the credibility of INS India, Governing Council members and many like- minded professionals have taken up the task of reviewing INS Standards of Practice – 2011, in order to customize them as per Indian healthcare practice settings. The team has suggested changes, which are submitted to the Governing Council for finalization. After finalizing, INS, US will endorse the standards. The growth of the infusion nursing specialty continues with the advances in practices and technology. And as that role strengthens and grows, INS will remain committed to providing the educational opportunities and resources to support members and the specialty. INS India will offer certification courses in infusion therapy. Certification courses ensure that nurses keep abreast of developments within the field, it also helps by implementing protocols & policies in the hospital & position as an expert resource for colleagues & hospital. Patients tend to be satisfied with the quality of care, when provided by certified nurses. Nurses who are certified have higher perceptions of empowerment and therefore improve work effectiveness, demonstrate commitment to infusion nursing specialty. INS India is gearing up for the 2nd National Conference, to be organized in the capital city of the Nation, New Delhi at Dr. RML Hospital, on 20th and 21st September 2013. A cluster of international and national faculties will share their knowledge and expertise in the field of Infusion Therapy, Critical care, Patient Safety and Health Care Professionals Safety to the participating delegates. The conference will have several scientific sessions, workshops and panel discussion, covering various imperative aspects in Infusion therapy. With robust structure of City forums, India specific Standards on Infusion therapy and Certificate courses for nurses, INS India will act as a catalyst to upgrade infusion practices in India, which shall help strengthen BDs image as a pioneer in providing not only best products, but taking steps to upgrade practices, which is truly aligned with the organizations purpose of “Helping all people Live Healthy Lives”. 

Launch of INS Kerala South Zone Forum

After being established in the four metro cities of India, INS India is now taking roots in the ‘land of nurses’, in Kerala. The launch of ‘INS Kerala South Zone Forum’ was held on 21st of June, 2014 in KIMS hospital, Trivandrum and was officially inaugurated by Prof. Latha. R, the Registrar of Kerala Nurses Midwives Council. The inauguration was attended by the nursing leaders from various hospitals in Trivandrum, Kollam and Pathanamthitta districts of Kerala.