How long should umbilical venous catheters remain in place in neonates who require long-term (≥5-7 days) central venous access?

Amy Keir, Regan Giesinger, Michael Dunn

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In this evidenced-based review, we examine the current available literature to help answer the question 'In neonates requiring long-term central access [patient], does removal of the umbilical venous catheter (UVC) on days 5-7 and replacement with a peripherally inserted central catheter line [intervention] compared with leaving the UVC in situ [comparison] reduce rates of central line-associated bloodstream infections [outcome]?'.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)649-652
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished or Issued - Aug 2014


  • catheter-related infections/prevention and control
  • infant
  • newborn

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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