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Inserting a central line. Doctor flushing a central line through with saline prior to inserting it into a patient. A central line, also known as a central venous catheter, is used to administer drugs and fluids or take blood samples directly from a vein. It is placed into the internal jugular vein in the neck or the femoral vein in the groin and can stay in place for several months.
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