Central Line Management

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Expiration Date

31 Dec 2025

Last Reviewed

1 Jan 2023

Estimated Time To Finish

60 Minutes

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Central venous access is required for many hospitalized patients. Placement of central line catheters is done for many reasons, including inadequate peripheral venous access, the need for hemodynamic monitoring, the need for peripherally incompatible infusions, and provision of extracorporeal therapies. After obtaining access, the management of central catheters revolves around preventing catheter-based skin site or bloodstream infections, central line thrombosis, and mechanical complications. This activity illustrates how to manage central lines safely and highlights the role of the interprofessional team in preventing complications.

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This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of individuals in nursing.

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At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Identify the equipment needed for dressing changes at the site of central line insertion.
  • Outline the potential complications of central lines.
  • Describe the antiseptic techniques used to prevent infections of central lines.
  • Explain some interprofessional team strategies to improve care coordination and communication to ensure that patients with central lines do not develop complications.

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