Helping to limit the human and financial toll on Healthcare professionals caused by Hospital-acquired Conditions (HACs).

"Achieving the Zero Zone: Collaboration Strategies for Change" presented by Paul Zimnik, D.O.

Learn about communicating with industry to support your local chapter’s goals and review tools, resources and examples of implementing cross-functional change to achieve successful clinical paradigm shifts while managing compliance with the latest guidelines and best practices.

Paul Zimnik, D.O.
Executive Director
Patient Medical Association

"Fundamentals of Spring Wire Guides: Insertion to Troubleshooting." presented by Jack LeDonne, MD

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.


"The Cycle of Catheter Related Blood Stream Infection and Thrombosis." presented by Thomas P. Nifong, M.D.

Tom Nifong, MD, spoke at the National Health Service Conference in London, England on September 8, 2010 on the bi-directional relationship of catheter related infection and thrombosis. The conference presentation is available at the National Health Service website.

To view the video, please register as a user of the National Health Service website.

Thomas P. Nifong, M.D.
Associate Professor, Pathology
Medical Director, Hematology and Thrombosis Laboratory
Medical Director, Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, PA, U.S.A.


"Hemodialysis Central Venous Catheter Care: Back to Basics." presented by Lesley C. Dinwiddie

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.


Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and the Infectious Disease Society of America releases new guidelines aimed at curtailing the incidence of Hospital-acquired Infections (HAI's).


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

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.


"The Age of Reason, the End of Blind Sticking." presented by Dr. Jack LeDonne

Using ultrasound guidance during central venous access to reduce insertion complications. Courtesy of the Association for Vascular Access.