Episode 162: What Nurses Need to Know About Central Lines and Ports

ONS member MiKaela Olsen, DNP, APRN-CNS, AOCNS®, FAAN, clinical program director for oncology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in the Johns Hopkins Health System in Baltimore, MD, and member of the Greater Baltimore and Mid-Chesapeake Bay ONS chapters, joins Stephanie Jardine, BSN, RN, oncology clinical specialist at ONS, to discuss preventing central line–associated bloodstream infections and other best practices for central lines and ports. Olsen presented on the topic during the inaugural ONS Bridge™ conference in September 2020; an ONS Voice article summarizing that session is linked in the episode notes. She also studied the use of heparin versus saline flushes for her DNP project.

Music Credit: "Fireflies and Stardust" by Kevin MacLeod

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Episode Notes

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