I was in a meeting regarding the "Aim for Zero" project and the ER director brought up a question.
When a short peripheral catheter is inserted in the ER in the external juglar ( I dont think they place short peripheral caths in the internal do they?? ) does it still require the full Central line insertion bundle?
She had heard somewhere that it required the same treatment upon insertion because it was in a central versus peripheral vein. I am aware of the need for bundle if using the vein for insertion of a central catheter where the tip will lie in the SVC but not for just a short catheter.
P.S. while we are thinking, if you remove a short peripheral cath from the external juglar do you need to do the same air embolism prevention protocol?
thank you in advance for your responses.
Gina Ward R.N., CPAN