Central Line Care (Nursing)
Central Line Care (Nursing)

Central Line Care (Nursing)

by Samantha Rhea, MSN, RN

Many hospitalized and non-hospitalized patients have a central line in place in order to facilitate the administration of fluids and medications or to draw blood.

The procedure of placing a central line isn’t without its risks: artery or lung puncture, pain, or the introduction of an infection are risks that accompany this procedure. Maintaining a central line is also important because we want to avoid catheter-related infections, blood clots, and loss of use of the central line—all things that place the patient at risk, lead to repeat procedures, and increase costs.

Nurses are key in ensuring central line maintenance. In this course, you will learn the fundamental skills for caring for patients with central lines as well as how to safely obtain a blood specimen through the central line.

Course Details

  • Videos 7
  • Duration 0:47 h
  • Quiz questions 23
  • Concept Pages 0


Your Educators of course Central Line Care (Nursing)

 Samantha Rhea, MSN, RN

Samantha Rhea, MSN, RN

Samantha Rhea, MSN, RN, is a Nursing Educator with extensive experience in the higher education industry and acute care facilities, and currently works as a Nursing Instructor at Rogers State University.
She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Nursing Science from Northeastern State University and her Master's degree in Nursing Education from the University of Oklahoma.
Since 2012, she has been teaching nursing students at various universities across the US, while also maintaining clinical practice as a registered nurse.
Within Lecturio, Samantha Rhea teaches courses on the Fundamentals of Nursing.

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