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Chapter Events



JANUARY 29th, 2017



The CT Infusion Nurses Society cordially invites national INS members to join us at 11:30 AM at the Casa Mia at the Hawthorne, 2421 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT.


$10.00/per person is payable at the brunch. Please RSVP by 01/22/2017. Click here to download the invitation and RSVP details.


You may download copies of the slide presentations from our 2016 Fall Seminar from the links below.


OCTOBER 20th, 2016



Thank you to all members, non-members, and vendors that attended and contributed to making our annual fall seminar at the La Bella Vista in Waterbury, Connecticut a success.




2016-2017 CT INS BOARD:


Colleen Podraza, President


Robin Tentoni, President-Elect


and Presidential Advisor


Shawn Smith, Treasurer


Karen Kachoulas, Secretary


CT INS Chapter Chairs:


Theresa Puckett, Membership Chair


Alice Cennamo, Internet Chair


Leslie Leon, Vendor Chair




Membership Renewal








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Members, Your Chapter Needs You!

Dear infusion colleagues,


Your chapter of the Infusion Nurses Society needs you! We are looking for new members for the board. There has been a small group of us that have been on the board for quite a few years now. Although we enjoy our commitment to the CT INS, we are looking for new ideas and different perspectives to keep our chapter fresh, progressive and educationally gratifying. Would you please consider running for a position on the board? We still have experienced board members involved and very willing to mentor new board members.


Please consider becoming involved in one of the elected positions on the board for the next upcoming Spring election in 2017. The following positions are positions that are “elected” positions:


President-elect (this is a 3 year commitment. President-elect then becomes President, then moves to the Presidential Advisor position) Treasurer



Positions available that are volunteer: Membership-chair


There are benefits extended to active board members that we can discuss on a one on one basis if you are interested in serving on the board. Please contact me via e-mail at or via cell phone at 203-232-8857 for more information.


Come join the excitement!


Hope to hear from you soon,




Robin Tentoni

President, CT INS






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News From National INS


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The latest revisions to the INS Standards of Practice and Policies and Procedures for Infusion Therapy are available from the INS website. Click here to purchase.



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