Hemodialysis central venous catheter scrub – the -hub protocol … part 1

 

Central venous catheter 2

 

DEFINITION

Catheter     :

A central venous catheter or a central line

Hub             :

The end of the central venous catheter that connects to the blood lines or cap

Cap              :

A device that screws on to and occludes the hub

Limb            :

The catheter portion that extends from the patient’s body to the hub

Blood lines :

The arterial and venous ends of the extracorporeal circuit that connect the patient’s catheter to the dialyzer

 

 

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