Antibiotic Sampling from Central Venous Catheters versus Peripheral Veins

McBeth, Cheryl L.; McDonald, Ruth J.; Hodge, Margaret B.
May 2004
Pediatric Nursing;May/Jun2004, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p200
Academic Journal
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.


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