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central line

IV tubing inserted for continuous access to a central vein for administering fluids and medicines and for obtaining diagnostic information. Keeping the central line in place ensures accessibility to the venous system in case the peripheral veins collapse. See also central venous catheter.
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Central line

central line

Central venous catheter, see there.

central line

A venous access device inserted into and kept in the vena cava, innominate, or subclavian veins. It is used to infuse fluids and medicines, or for gaining access to the heart to measure pressures in the venous circulation. Keeping the line open permits later venous access when the veins might be collapsed and difficult to enter.
See: central venous catheter
See also: line

Central line

A tube placed by needle into a large, central vein of the body.
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1900: London Underground''s Central Line was opened by the Prince of Wales.
This average rate has been maintained for three years and some units have gone more than two years without a central line infection.
We wish to propose the mnemonic "HAIR" as a reminder for an important evidence-based bundle of patient care aimed at reducing the incidence of central line associated blood stream infections (CLABSI).

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