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Central Line Documentation

We had poor communication in one case that had a central line placed in emergently in the ED but was not documented as such. The ICU did not replace this line and the patient developed an infection within 4 days.

Please document if you did or did not use MAXIMAL STERILE BARRIER precautions in the procedure note and also please communicate this to the accepting service. This is vitally important.

Thanks for your help!

Shkelzen Hoxhaj, MD, MPH

Written by phil

June 20th, 2007 at 5:59 pm

Posted in ED Guidelines