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Obtaining blood sample from central venous catheter

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Jennifer H

on 5 April 2017

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By: Jennifer Hopkins, BSN, RN
Obtaining Blood Samples from a Central Venous Catheter
Demonstrate how to obtain blood samples from a central venous catheter using a four way stopcock.

Verbalize questions relating to obtaining blood samples from a central venous catheter.
Compare the advantages and challenges of utilizing a central venous catheter.

Differentiate between the different types of central venous catheters and methods of obtaining blood samples through a central venous catheter.
Types of Central Venous Catheters
Push/ Pull Method
Discard Method
Four way stopcock
Different Methods of Obtaining Blood through a CVC
Quick Review Quiz
Using a Four Way Stopcock.
Now let’s draw some blood through a CVC
What are the advantages of using a central venous catheter?
a. Painless blood draws
b. Ease of access for administering medications
c. All of the above
Infection is not a challenge when using a CVC.

List the different methods of obtaining blood samples through a CVC.
Any Questions ?
Thank You
Painless blood draws
Multiple med infusions
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