Central Lines

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This quiz is to assess the care of central lines.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Of the following, which line would be considered a central line?
    • A. 

      An 18 gauge in the patient’s external jugular vein

    • B. 

      A PICC line in the patient’s right upper arm

    • C. 

      A midline IV in the patient’s left upper arm

    • D. 

      A 16 gauge in the patient’s brachial vein

  • 2. 
    Which of the following patients would need a central line placed for their treatment?
    • A. 

      A patient receiving hemodialysis every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

    • B. 

      A patient receiving a heparin drip for blood clot in his lungs

    • C. 

      A patient receiving a bolus of NS to increase the blood pressure

    • D. 

      A patient receiving six weeks of antibiotic therapy for osteomyelitis

  • 3. 
    The dressing is changed on a central line when it is loose or saturated.  If the dressing remains clean, dry, and intact, then the policy is to change the dressing every
    • A. 

      3 days

    • B. 

      5 days

    • C. 

      7 days

    • D. 

      9 days

  • 4. 
    If a port on the central line is not in use, how often should the port be flushed?
    • A. 

      Every 12 hours

    • B. 

      Every 24 hours

    • C. 

      Every 48 hours

    • D. 

      Every 72 hours

  • 5. 
    The nurse is assessing the insertion site on a central line.  Which of the following findings would need to be further invested?
    • A. 

      A Biopatch and transparent dressing

    • B. 

      A small amount of dried blood

    • C. 

      The catheter taped at the 80 cm mark

    • D. 

      Erythema and tenderness