Sent on behalf of Mary RundeAre there any guidelines about how long a short term CVAD should stay in
place. In our ICU we are trying to encourage that if longer term therapy
is to be required that we should be switching to a PICC but can't find
anything to dictate the actual length of time the short term line should
remain in. We are also trying to comply with Safer Healthcare Now
guidelines and are beginning to collect data on central line infection rate.
Mary Runde RN MN-APN
Sault Area Hospital