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1

What are sites of insertion for a CVC (triple lumen)?

subclavian
femoral
jugular veins

2

what are contraindications for insertion of a CVC (triple lumen)?

not in the RA or Rventricle
can cause tamponade

3

how does a PICC line work?

insert into a peripheral vein, then advance cath until it reaches a central vein

4

which veins can be used for PICC access?

basilic
cephalic
brachial

5

when is a PICC line indicated?

anytime you need long term access to veins (ie, abx, chemo, transfusions) or continuous monitoring

6

what is a major advantage of a PICC?

less risk of infection

7

what is the optimal site for hemodialysis access?

right jugular

8

when would you use a tunneled catheter?

when you need long term venous access and pt can't have AV fistula or who have exhausted all other venous access sites

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