The use of the central venous catheter (CVC) or Central Line insertion, has become an invaluable resuscitation tool in intensive care units and A&E departments.What are the risks of a Central Line?
However, Central line placement has risks, including the potential for infection in patients if inserted incorrectly.
Experience with Central Line insertion has often come solely from patient encounters, which can lead to potential risks for the patient. Previous studies have shown that up to 15% of patients have experienced CVC insertion complicationsHow can Central Line complications be prevented?
Experiential learning using Central Line placement training models, can help to limit these risks and improve patient safety.
A study published in the Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare found that ultrasound guided training led to an increase in a clinician’s proficiency, with improved Central Line placement.
Here are the Top 5 reasons why you should be using Blue Phantom’s Gen II Central Line Ultrasound training model