Chapter 14. Aftercare and Management of Central Venous Access Devices

  1. Helen Hamilton CBE, FRCN, RGN Independent nurse consultant2 and
  2. Andrew R. Bodenham FRCA Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine3
  1. Liz Bishop MSc, BSc (Nurse), RGN Nurse Consultant

Published Online: 7 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470750186.ch14

Central Venous Catheters

Central Venous Catheters

How to Cite

Bishop, L. (2009) Aftercare and Management of Central Venous Access Devices, in Central Venous Catheters (eds H. Hamilton and A. R. Bodenham), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470750186.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Intravenous therapy, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals Trust, Oxfordshire, Oxford, UK

  2. 3

    Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK

Author Information

  1. Guys Hospital, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 FEB 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470019948

Online ISBN: 9780470750186



  • catheter rupture;
  • immediate patient care post-catheter insertion;
  • fluoroscopic-guided device insertion;
  • catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs);
  • microbial tracking;
  • hub contamination;
  • suture removal;
  • persistent withdrawal occlusion (PWO);
  • blood sampling protocol


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Immediate patient care post-catheter insertion

  • Long-term care of CVADs

  • Conclusion

  • References