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Living at Home with a Tunneled Central Venous Catheter

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Posted 1/27/2015

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The contents of this video are intended to teach you basic principles of safety in the care of your central venous catheter. Your health care provider will determine the specific treatment and approach to care that is best for you. 1 @3:57 benefits of a central line 2 @4:40 complications with central lines 3 @5:26 receiving central line care at home or in a clinic 4 @6:05 hand hygiene 5 @6:35 accessing the central line 6 @7:37 cap changes 7 @8:29 keeping the central line open and operating 8 @8:56 flushing solution and frequency 9 @10:20 syringe size 10 @10:50 schedule of routine flushing of your central line 11 @12:06 central line dressing change 12 @16:49 troubleshooting problems with using the central line 13 @19:07 the patient's role in monitoring the central line at home For specific questions about your care, contact your health care provider.