Antibiotic sampling from central venous catheters versus peripheral veins.

Cheryl L. McBeth, Ruth J McDonald, Margaret B. Hodge

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Abstract

This study was developed to determine if there are statistically or clinically significant differences in antibiotic levels of blood samples obtained from a central venous catheter (CVC) versus a peripheral vein. Currently there is limited and contradictory information comparing aminoglycoside levels drawn from a central line used for antibiotic infusions versus a separate peripheral blood draw. In this study antibiotic levels drawn from a central line were compared with levels drawn simultaneously from a peripheral vein. Significant clinical and statistical differences were identified based on the type of central catheter in place.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)200-202
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric nursing
Volume30
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2004

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