As an advocate for improving vascular care for patients at one of the most influential pediatric facilities in the United States, Darcy Doellman elevates vascular access practice through her steadfast determination and innovative spirit. Most notably, she was the lead author of the pediatric central venous catheter (CVC) maintenance bundles (PDF, 149 KB), and a co-author the 2016 Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice.
Darcy is also passionate about education and mentorship, facilitating courses on pediatric intravenous skills and peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) insertions across the country. As a thought leader, Darcy's research on pediatric vascular access care is widely published in prominent peer reviewed journals.
In addition to her success in pediatric vascular care, Darcy's most well-known endeavor is assisting with the successful placement of a midline catheter in Fiona, a pre-mature hippo born at the Cincinnati Zoo.
Gorski L, Hadaway L, Hagle ME, McGoldrick M, Orr M, Doellman D. Infusion therapy standards of practice. J Infus Nurs. 2016; 39(suppl 1): S1-S159. View abstract.
Doellman, D, et al. Best practice guidelines in the care and maintenance of pediatric central venous catheters. 2nd edition. Association for Vascular Access Pediatric Special Interest Group, 2015. View full guidelines document (PDF, 1.35 MB).
Clark, E, Giambra, BK, Hingl, J, Doellman, D, Tofani B, Johnson, N. Reducing risk of harm from extravasation: a 3-tiered evidence-based list of pediatric peripheral intravenous infusates. J Infus Nurs. 2013; 36(1): 37-45. View abstract.
Kramer, N, Doellman, D, Curley, M, Wall, J. Central Vascular Access Device Guidelines for Pediatric Home-Based Patients: Driving Best Practices. Journal of the Association for Vascular Access. 2013; 18(2): 103-113. View abstract.
Swift, R, Riva, C, McKee, C, Nero, K, Hartman, K. How one premature hippo beat the odds and became a worldwide sensation. WCPO-TV. December 21, 2017. View story.