A long tube inserted in the neck, chest, arm, or leg that ending near the heart. The line is used for taking blood samples, measuring blood pressure and giving medications.
A long tube inserted in the neck, chest, arm or leg that ends near the heart. They are used to take blood samples, measure blood pressure, and give medications.
A central line is a flexible tube that is inserted near a patient's heart or into one of the large blood vessels near the heart. A central line can be used to administer fluids, antibiotics or medical treatment such as chemotherapy. If a central line is inserted incorrectly or not cared for properly, a bloodstream infection can result.
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