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Care of Central Venous Catheters

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A central venous catheter (CVC) is a thin, flexible tube inserted through a peripheral vein or proximal central vein. It is used to deliver treatment or draw fluids. CVC insertion is a common procedure, however, catheter-related complications occur approximately 15% of the time.

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As well as being highly prevalent in critical care environments, central venous catheters also pose a number of serious risks to patients and require thorough care and assessment by healthcare workers.

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Very useful recap of CVC's and PICC'S
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