Title

Preventing air embolism when removing CVCs: an evidence-based approach to changing practice.

Publication/Presentation Date

8-1-2003

Abstract

Evidence-based medicine has been defined as "the conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients" (Sackett et al., 1996). Evidence-based nursing takes the process one step further by integrating clinical expertise and the data obtained from performance improvement processes with clinical research. The challenge nursing then faces is to translate the evidence into practice. Although central line removal is a fairly common procedure, it is not benign. The authors noted an opportunity for improving central venous catheter (CVC) removal from the subclavian or internal jugular vein. Based upon previously recommended guidelines (Kim et al., 1998), the authors set out to determine the best practice related to CVC removal.

Volume

12

Issue

4

First Page

223

Last Page

228

ISSN

1092-0811

PubMedID

14515601

Department(s)

Patient Care Services / Nursing, Patient Care Services / Nursing Faculty

Document Type

Article

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