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 Venous Pressure Monitoring. Normal Sternum: 0–14 cm H2O, Midaxillary line: 8–15 cm H2O. CVP can be measured by connecting the patient's central venous catheter to a special infusion set which is connected to a small diameter water column. If the water column is calibrated properly the height of the column indicates the CVP. In most intensive care units, equipment is available to measure CVP continuously. Normal range for CVP is 3–12 cm water pressure
CARING PATIENTWITHCENTRAL VENOUSLINEBYWINNIE C. COMILANG CENTRAL VENOUS CATHETER also called a central line, is a long, thin, flexible tube used to obt. http://slidehot.com/resources/caring-patient.20540/
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.
Central venous catheter - a blood-vessel access device usually inserted into the subclavian or jugular vein w/ the distal tip resting in the superior vena cava just above the (R) atrium; used for long- term intravenous Tx or TPN
Central venous catheters (CVC) refer to a wide range of central venous access devices but can broadly be divided into four categories. They may be inserted by physicians, surgeons or radiologists. Knowledge of lines and tubes on CXR is vital for all medics. http://radiopaedia.org/articles/central-venous-catheter