Based on several studies, central line malposition occurs between 3.3-6.7% of the time.1  The historical recommendation is that malpositioned central lines should not be used for long periods of time, if at all.  The basis for these recommendations is based…
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The internal jugular or subclavian veins have fewer combined mechanical or infectious complications for central venous catheter insertions compared with femoral vein CVC placements.  Numerous organizations have proposed guidelines or central line bundles that have advocated preferential use of the…
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The goal of zero device-related infections is what CMS desires for all hospitals, but is not a realistic goal.  Nevertheless, we can do everything in our power to minimize central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs).  We now can appreciate that the…
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