Central Venous Catheter Care for the Patient with Cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline

A clinical practice guideline for the placement and management of catheters, and associated risks, in patients with cancer. The guideline examines catheter types, preventing catheter-related infections, and effective prophylaxis. The guideline does not recommend a specific catheter type, but does specifically recommend against femoral vein insertion. Outcomes of interest include reducing incidences of bacteraemia, and improved placement with image-guided insertion.