Articles tagged "central venous catheters"

Where Should I Place My Central Line?

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

The internal jugular or subclavian veins have fewer combined mechanical or infectious complications for central venous catheter insertions compared with femoral vein CVC placements.

Antimicrobial impregnated caps decrease the rate of catheter-related bloodstream infections

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

Antimicrobial impregnated caps on IV ports reduce the incidence of central line-associated bloodstream infections in a high-risk cancer unit