Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infection Care: A Case Study

Central Venous Catheter Care: A Case Study

  • Pattaraporn Sripromma


Central venous catheter is necessary for hemodynamic monitoring of patients with high concentrations of medication and fluid in place of peripheral veins in order to prevent the occurrence of phlebitis.  The nursing care of patients who inserted a catheter must be aware of the complication from catheter insertion, which can occur immediately when a catheter is inserted and delayed complications. The occurrence of delayed complications is common,

including central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI). This occurrence can increase the opportunities for deaths and the cost of caring for patients in hospitals. Therefore, nurses

must have knowledge and skills for caring for patients who have a central venous catheter with the purpose of reducing patients’ complications.

Keywords: central venous catheter / central line-associated bloodstream infection / nursing care


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