Central line access to administer medication and fluid volume
replacement is a problem in Waynesboro Hospital’s critical care
unit (CCU). Certain medications are very irritating to peripheral
veins and are best administered through a central line. Patients who
are critically ill often require many medications for an extended
time, making them candidates for central lines instead of peripheral
lines. Central lines are used long-term as intravenous accessible for
these types of situations. An issue arises because Waynesboro
Hospital has limited central line access due to the limited
availability of physicians to place these lines.
Presented by: Bailey N Horner, Kaylie Renee Yarnell, & Kira Lee Reichard
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