Reply To: Caregivers Providing CVL Care

  • Maureen Sanders

    June 1, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    No andNo

    Maureen Sanders, RN,CPON
    Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
    Orlando, FL
    United States

    Original Message:
    Sent: 06-01-2015 03:16 PM
    From: Caroline Anderson
    Subject: Caregivers Providing CVL Care

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    Hello everyone!

    I would love help regarding what other institutions’ policies or guidelines are with parents/caregivers providing central line care in the hospital.


    1. Do you allow parents/caregivers who have been trained in CVL care to perform central line care (dressing change/cap change/flushing) when their child is in the hospital?  

    2. Does the patient have to maintain a certain ANC level or other requirement to allow the parent/caregiver to perform CVL care?

    Thank you for your help!


    Caroline Anderson, RN,BSN,CPHON
    Fort Worth, TX
    United States