This practical learning module is aimed at helping nurses to undertake the removal of a non-tunnelled central venous catheter (CVC) in a safe and patient-centred manner. The signs and symptoms of potentially catastrophic air embolism are highlighted and the use of the Trendelenburg position and the Valsalva manoeuvre to avoid it is also discussed.
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