Salvage Antibiotic-Lock Therapy in Pediatric Critically Ill Patients: A Pharmacological Review for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Nurse

Author(s): Michael Denaburg, PharmD, Saumil Patel, PharmD, BCPS

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Pharmacology Hours 1.00

Expires Jul 01, 2017

Topics: Pharmacology, InfectiousDisease

Population: Pediatric

Role: APRN, Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Central venous catheters (CVCs) have been widely used in the United States since their introduction in the early 1950s, and their use has continued to rise dramatically in recent years. With millions of CVCs placed annually, these devices have become a large part of patient care for administering fluids, medications, blood products, and parenteral nutrition; monitoring hemodynamic parameters; obtaining blood samples; and providing hemodialysis. Although the use of these devices has increased, complications with their use are still present.


  • Identify risk factors for catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs).
  • Describe conventional treatment for CRBSI.
  • Discuss nursing implications in salvage antibiotic-lock therapy.

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