- June 06, 2021
Central venous catheters are thin flexible tubes with jugular, subclavian or femoral placements. These tubes are threaded or guided into the superior vena ceva allowing rapid delivery of required medication. CV catheters are essential in treating several conditions and prove useful in obtaining information like right ventricular preload, cardiovascular status and fluid balance in patients.
While the catheter insertion is performed by the medical practitioner, nurses assist in tasks like preparing equipment, cleaning insertion site, observing data and performing post insertion activities.
This lesson on Central Venous Catheter Insertion from MedVR Education is designed to help nurses practice their skills related to this procedure. Placed in virtually simulated environments, nurses can perform activities related to preparing single transducer hemodynamic pressure monitoring system, preparing the insertion site and tasks like flushing lumens and securing the catheter.