Central lines are used to administer large amounts of fluid, including total parenteral nutrition. (A) A short (nontunneled) triple-lumen percutaneous (through the skin) central venous catheter This catheter is inserted into the subclavian vein and threaded up into the superior vena cava (Lynn, 2008). (B) The peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) line is inserted into the antecubital space and is sufficiently long to be threaded up into the superior vena cava (Lynn, 2008). (C) The…

Central lines are used to administer large amounts of fluid, including total…

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A Hickman line is a central venous catheter most often used for the administration of chemotherapy or other medications, as well as for the withdrawal of blood for analysis. Some types are used mainly for the purpose of apheresis or dialysis.

Information about the two most common types of central lines, including illustration. Also outlines the risks of catheter use.

CVC Central Venous Catheter different lumen ports

Cross-section of catheters: Single lumen, double lumen, triple lumen

Table 1 Complications of Central Venous Catheter Insertion

Table 1 Complications of Central Venous Catheter Insertion

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