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Determining the minimum discard volume for central venous catheter blood draws.
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PMID:  23022928     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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This study aimed to determine the minimum discard volume from central venous catheters (CVCs) to avoid dilution or contamination from flush or IV fluids. In 93 adult patients with CVCs, minimum discard volume findings were 9 ml for tunneled and 6 ml for nontunneled catheters. Nurses who obtain samples from CVCs are uniquely positioned to minimize blood loss from sampling.
Authors:
Sheri Wyant; Rachael Crickman
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical journal of oncology nursing     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1538-067X     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin J Oncol Nurs     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9705336     Medline TA:  Clin J Oncol Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  454-8     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA.
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