I have been asked to collaborate with a research/educational project regarding vascular access in the burn patient. We aren't finding a whole lot of good data to back up current practices.
So, a few questions for you burn nurses:
-Does your unit routinely replace central lines?
-Have you used intraosseus access for initial fluid resusc. in adult patients?
-When you have no other choice but to go through damaged tissue for an IV,CVC or art line,how do you dress the site and secure the line?
-How does your central line infection rate run?
-Do you have any words of wisdom/tricks of the trade to share?
Thanks in advance.