MHRA report on the risk of incorrect central line lumen selection. “The extension lumen may have the wrong exit (proximal, medial, distal) and size printed on it, although the hub colour coding remains correct.For example the distal lumen may be printed with the words ‘medial 18 GA’ instead of ‘distal 16GA’.
￼Central line lumen selection MHRA medical device alert http://ctt.ec/1UTfW+ @ivteam #ivteam
Other intravenous and vascular access resources that may be of interest (External links – IVTEAM has no responsibility for content).
- Guide for intravenous chemotherapy and associated vascular access devices from Macmillan.
- CancerUK IV chemotherapy information.