Central line troubleshooting for parents of a child with a tunneled CVAD

Parents of children who have a Central Venous Access Device (CVAD) or Central Venous Catheter receive training to be able to troubleshoot issues with the central line. This video shows the parenteral nutrition nurse providing training to a parent. She shows what parents should do when their child's dressing comes loose; has a raised temperature; signs of infection, bleeding close to the exit site, the clamp or end of the line; and what they should do when the line is accidentally pulled out.

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Central line, CVAD, CVC, central venous access device, central venous catheter, dressing, infcetion symptoms, bleeding, line accidently coming out, parenteral nutrition, medication central line, what is a central line, what is a venous catheter, what do I do when the catheter dressing comes loose, clamps used for central line, bung at end of central line, blood leaking from central line


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