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Port-a-cath tip location contraversy

Can anyone direct me to the exact locations of the SIR and FDA websites that indicate optimum tip location for central lines? I need some convincing documentation that SVC is preferred over RA for implanted ports. 



Here is the link for

Here is the link for obtaining the set of videos made through the FDA that discusses tip location. These were originally sent to every hospital in the US.

Here are some articles that thoroughly discuss the issue:

1.    Vesely T. Central venous catheter tip position: A continuing controversy. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. 2003;14:527-534.
2.    Vesely T. Optimal positioning of central venous catheters. Journal of Vascular Access Devices. 2002;7(3):9-12.


Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, BC, CRNI

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