The safe removal of central venous catheters
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The safe removal of central venous catheters

Paula Ingram Clinical skills co-ordinator and practice development facilitator, The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Linda Sinclair Practice development facilitator, The Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
Toby Edwards Education co-ordinator critical care, The Western General Hospital, Edinburgh

Many nurses working in general wards and departments are caring for patients with central venous catheters and are increasingly responsible for their removal. This article outlines the basis of good practice and the possible complications, focusing on air embolism.

Nursing Standard. 20, 49, 42-46. doi: 10.7748/ns2006.08.20.49.42.c4483

Correspondence

paula.ingram@luht.scot.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review