I just accepted a new position at a small community hospital due to the economy and a recent (4 months ago) job loss. I was inserviced at orientation as to how to remove a central line (subclavian, jugular, or femoral). And am now expected to take them out routinely. I have never witnessed this procedure performed by nurses and I am uncomfortable as the risk of complication is there and I think thats the whole purpose of the doctor removing them is in case something goes wrong.
Does anyone have any experience with this. Do you think I am jeopardizing my license by doing this as I know it is not something they touched on in nursing school (albeit that was 13 years ago - yikes!)
Thanks for any advice/ info you could give me.