Which of the following uses a central venous catheter?
Intravenous drug and fluid administration
Measuring and monitoring of Central Venous Pressure
All of the above
When a CVC is placed outside the recommended areas, what common health problem could happen?
Failed infusion of IV drugs and fluids
Where should you NOT insert a central line?
In the Superior or Inferior Vena Cava
In the brain
In the Atrio-Caval Junction
Non-Tunnelled CVC or CVP lines are only suitable for short-term use?
To implement the cost-effectiveness etiquette of the NHS, the best practice would be to administer anticoagulant agents after and between use of CVCs?
Which is the preferred route for Total Parenteral Nutrition?
Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICC)
What are the distinct function that Permacaths or Vascaths could offer to patients?
They help to treat Arrhythmias
They measure the Intracranial Pressure (ICP) of the brain
They replace the function of the kidneys; purifies the blood by removing excess water and waste products
It is necessary to prime the syringes containing medication before administration.
The uses of closed connectors (i.e. Clave or Bioconnector) are to prevent entry of air and reduction of infection and occlusion?
What is the common assessment tool used to assess surgical sites for infection?
Visual Infusion Phlebitis (VIP score)
Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST tool)
Waterlow Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment
Any healthcare professionals can perform the insertion of a CVC?
Which of the following complication is best described as having a mortality rate of 35%, due to failing to adhere to basic decontamination such as correct hand hygiene and wearing and using appropriate equipment?
Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI)
Occlusion is a central line complication that can result to infection, embolism and loss of vascular access.
What is Air Embolism?
An air bubble trapped in the blood vessel, which could potentially block a small artery or a vein and cause occlusion which could lead to ischaemia
Air that is present in the pleural space between the lungs and the chest wall
An accumulation of blood within the vein around the catheter