Central Lines: Recognizing, Preventing & Troubleshooting Complications
Central Lines: Recognizing, Preventing & Troubleshooting Complications TO PROMOTE positive outcomes, clinicians caring for patients with central lines must monitor carefully for signs and symptoms of complications. This article discusses potential complications—catheter occlusion, bleeding and hematoma, catheter-tip migration, catheter rupture, phlebitis and associated pain, swelling and deep vein thrombosis (DVT), infection, and embolism. It also […]
Eliminating Extravasation Events
Administration of chemotherapy agents can give rise to many safety issues. Extravasation of a vesicant agent causes tissue blistering and necrosis.