Call your healthcare provider right away if you have a central line and develop any of the following:. S ubclavian line. Log In Join Ausmed.
Your healthcare provider will prescribe antibiotics to fight the infection. Whenever possible, the line is placed in the vein that's right for your treatment and has the lowest infection risk. Before the line is placed, your skin is cleaned with an antiseptic solution. Demand supervision: Speak with a member of the team about providing Nursing Times for your whole team Are you a student nurse? Register for free trial. A small, soft tube called a catheter is put in a vein that leads to your heart.
In some cases, the line is flushed with high doses of antibiotics. Log In or. Visitors should wash hands well when they arrive and when they leave. If a blood clot forms it can block blood flow through the vein where the catheter is placed.
Are receiving bone marrow or chemotherapy. If it is a suspected localised infection, a swab can also be taken from the central line exit site if exudate is present. Student editors' blog: Central line-associated bloodstream infections are one of the most common, preventable healthcare-associated infections HAIs.
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This can occur if germs get into the bloodstream.