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Literature review

Quality Improvement Tool (QIT) Literature Review. Insertion and Maintenance of Central Venous Catheters (CVC). Version 1.0

Published on 30 December 2022

From: Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection Scotland

Review and recommendations for insertion and maintenance of CVCs Quality Improvement Tool (QIT)



The aim is to review the extant scientific literature regarding insertion and maintenance of CVCs in health and care settings to inform an evidence-based CVC insertion and maintenance Quality Improvement Tool (QIT) and recommendations for practice. These recommendations inform the Quality Improvement Tool on Insertion and Maintenance of CVCs in order to facilitate the prevention and control of healthcare associated infections in Scottish health and care settings.