Central venous catheters are used for hemodynamic monitoring and to provide fluids, medications, and nutritional support. But they can also be the source of healthcare-associated infections.
Joan N. Hebden is the infection prevention clinical program manager for Wolters Kluwer Health—Sentri7, in Madison, Wis.
Evidence-based practices to prevent healthcare-associated infections
The author has disclosed that she has no financial relationships related to this article.