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Resources for Patients and Families

Living at Home with a Central Venous Catheter (Central Line) in Place

  • The use of central venous catheters (commonly referred to as central lines) in out of hospital settings is very common as care is delivered to patients in their homes, in clinics, or in outpatient infusion centers.
  • To view an educational video about the type of central line you have in place, please click on the appropriate link below.
  • The purpose of these videos is to inform patients and their families of the care provided to their central line by health care providers in order to keep the line free from complications.
  • The development of these videos has been a joint effort of patients and their family members, and hospital staff at Nebraska Medicine.
  • It is hoped that the information in these videos will help patients and their families to become familiar with aspects of central line care so they can play an active role in the care of their line.
  • The contents of these videos are for guidance only and are not a substitute for physician or nursing judgment or consultation with experts with respect to individual patients.

Central Line Care Videos

The contents of this video are intended to teach you basic principles of safety in the care of your central venous catheter. Your healthcare provider will determine the specific treatment and approach to care that is best for you.