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PHYSICIAN NECESSITY EVALUATION & DOCUMENTATION:

Is there physician documentation of necessity for the line to remain in place daily for the past 7 days?

NURSING LINE EVALUATION & DOCUMENTATION:

Is the central line dressing occlusive and intact?

Is CVC insertion site healthy with no redness or drainage?

Is the CVC line labeled with date of insertion? For permanent intravascular devices inserted prior to admission, utilize N/A.

Date & time of last dressing change is less than 7 days for transparent or less than 48 hours for gauze dressing? (PICC dressing change 24 hours after insertion)

All the CVC tubing's are labeled with date & time? No tubing,Utilize N/A.

Do all the CVC tubing dates adhere to the policies (less than 96 hours for IV fluid/meds; less than 24 hours for TPN & lipids? No tubing, utilize N/A.

If stopcock present, is non-vented covering/cap present over unused port? No stop cock, utilize N/A.

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