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Training Central Venous Catheter (CVC)

Clinical surveillance

To remember

  • CVC surveillance several times a day can be conducted independently of or at the same time as other care
  • Indications for CVC use should be documented, for example:
    1. Parenteral nutrition
    2. Long-term antibiotic therapy
    3. Irritative substances
    4. Inotropic drugs
    5. Hemodynamic monitoring


The use of the CVC should be discussed in daily rounds as unnecessary use increases the risk for infection