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- Critically ill patients that present to the emergency room often require time sensitive resuscitative measures, which often necessitates placement of a central venous catheter.
- Efficient placement of a central venous catheter is often limited by the time it takes to gather the number of supplies needed for the task.
- It is already known that central venous catheter procedure carts and kits decrease the incidence of central line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs)1 as well as reduce the incidence of procedural mistakes during central line insertion2
- However, there is a paucity of data in regards to the impact of central line procedure carts on the efficiency of central line insertion.
- The objective of this study was to assess whether a pre-stocked central line cart would reduce the time it takes to place the catheter in critically ill patients in the emergency room.
emergency department, central line cart, procedure cart, efficiency, central line
Emergency Medicine | Medicine and Health Sciences
Ahmed, MD, M., "Central Line Cart: An Emergency Department Initiative to Improve Efficiency" (2018). House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference (2016-2019). Poster 89.