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

 

 

 

Podcast - Episode 5:

Hemodialysis Central Venous Catheter Care: Back to Basics - 12/8/2008

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.

 

(34 min 46 sec) | Subscribe to Podcast Series | See also online presentation

 

 

Podcast Episode 3:

How Complete is Your PICC Assessment? Get the Facts BEFORE your Start! - 03/02/2008

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.

 

(54 min 36 sec) | Subscribe to Podcast Series | See also online presentation

 

 

 

Podcast Episode 2:

The Age of Reason - The End of Blind Sticking ( Part 2) - 03/02/2008

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?

 

(21 min 54 sec) | Subscribe to Podcast Series | See also online presentation

 

 

 

 

Podcast Episode 1:

The Age of Reason - The End of Blind Sticking ( Part 1) - 03/01/2008

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?

 

(14min 58 sec) | Subscribe to Podcast Series | See also online presentation



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).