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Right Atrial CVC Placement

 
 
 
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Overview

  • Look For

  • Placement of the CVC in the right atrium or beyond.
  • Prevention

  • Estimate the correct CVC insertion length prior to placement.
  • Management

  • Under sterile conditions, withdraw the CVC into the superior vena cava as measured on chest x-ray, and then resuture the line.
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