The FirstDoNoHarm.com rich media series is an audio-based series of educational presentations for clinicians. The primary purpose of this resource is to reduce hospital-acquired conditions.

 

 

"Fundamentals of Spring Wire Guides: Insertion to Troubleshooting."

by Jack LeDonne, MD

 

Topic:

Dr. LeDonne presents a detailed program on Spring Wire Guides from the design to the proper utilization. He discusses the sign and causes of common complications associated with the use of Spring Wire Guides.

 

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Video - Episode 5:

"Hemodialysis Central Venous Catheter Care: Back to Basics"

by Lesley C. Dinwiddie, MSN, RN,
FNP, CNN

 

Topic:

Ms. Dinwiddie reviews the steps of basic catheter care to prevent catheter-related infection in a routine dialysis treatment. Additional information is reviewed such as the "catheter conundrum", leading causes of catheter-related morbidity, causes & management of catheter dysfunction and the role of the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) process in determining best practice in basic CVC care.

 

Duration:

34 minutes 48 seconds

 

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Video - Episode 3:

"How Complete Is Your PICC Assessment: Get All the Facts Before You Start." presented by Cheryl Kelley, RN, BSN.Senior Vascular Access Clinical Specialist


Topic:

Ms. Kelley discusses PICC insertion as more than just a task, and describes the clinician’s role as more than just a PICC nurse, but rather as a consultant working in conjunction with the physician to help choose the right line for the right patient at the right time. She shows that a thorough assessment is time well spent.

 

Duration:

54 minutes 36 seconds

 

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Flash Presentation - Episode 2:

The Age of Reason - The End of Blind Sticking ( Part 2)

by Dr Jack LeDonne of Greater Baltimore Medical Center courtesy of the Association for Vascular Access

 

Topic:

Can the Subclavian vein be cannulated using ultrasound?

 

Duration:

21 minutes 54 seconds

 

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Flash Presentation - Episode 1:

The Age of Reason - The End of Blind Sticking ( Part 1)

by Dr Jack LeDonne of Greater Baltimore Medical Center courtesy of the Association for Vascular Access

 

Topic:

Should all Central Venous Access be performed with Ultrasound Guidance?

 

Duration:

14 minutes 58 seconds

 

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The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission's goal is to continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of healthcare accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in healthcare organizations.

 

Institute of Healthcare Improvement
5 Million Lives Campaign

The 5 Million Lives Campaign is a voluntary initiative to protect patients from five million incidents of medical harm over the next two years (December 2006 – December 2008).