Central Lines

preventing hospital-acquired infections

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The Centers for Disease Control estimate that 41,000 bloodstream infections occur in U.S. hospitals each year, with a large proportion associated with a central vascular catheter. Bloodstream infections typically result in a prolonged hospital stay, increased costs for both the patient and hospital, and an increased risk of mortality. Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSIs) can be prevented through proper management of the central line. For further information on CLABSI prevention visit the CDC resources using the button below.

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Venous Access
Device Flushing

A pulsatile flushing technique using a push-pause method involving 10 short 1ml. boluses with short pauses in between.
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Routine Flush of Central
Venous Catheter

Routine Flush of Central Venous Catheter Guide
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Routine Flush of Central
Venous Catheter - Adult

Routine Centeral Access Device Flushing for Adults
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Central Line Flushing
and Locking - Information
for Pediatrics

A pulsatile flushing technique using a push-pause method involving 10 short 1ml. boluses with short pauses in between.
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Last Updated: 13/17/2021