Appendix 4: Central Line Cart Inventory

Tools for Reducing Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections

These tools will help your unit implement evidence-based practices and eliminate central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSI). When used with the CUSP (Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program) Toolkit, these tools dramatically reduced CLABSI rates in more than 1,000 hospitals across the country.

Drawer 1

Guidewires
___  J-wires: 5
___ A line wires: 5

___ Scalpels: 10

Sterile scissors
___ Small: 3
___ Regular: 3

Sorbaview
___ 10 large
___ 10 small

___ Chlorhexadine: 5 preps

Tape
___ 1 inch: 2 each
___ 2 inch: 2 each

___ 10 cc syringes: 10

___ Cordis caps (SLIC): 5

___ Sleeves: 5

Drawer 2

___ Betadine: 2 bottles

Sterile gauze
___ 4 x 4: 1 box
___ 2 x 2: 1 box

Lidocaine
___ 1%: 3 bottles
___ .5%: 3 bottles

Surgical blades
___ #11: 1 box
___ #15: 1 box

Sutures
___ 3-0 nylon: 1 box
___ 2-0 silk: 1 box
___ 3-0 silk: 1 box

___ Sterile specimen cups: 5

___ Tincture of Benzoin: 2

Culture bottles
___ Gray top: 5
___ Green top: 5
___ Purple top: 5

___  Bacteriostatic .9 Na (for injection): 3

___ Sterile water (for injection): 3

___ Site Rite needle guide: 1

___  Ultrasound probe cover: 1

Drawer 3

Sterile gloves
___ Small: 15
___ Medium: 15
___ Large: 15

___  Shoe covers: 1 box

___  Face shields: 1 box

___  Face masks : 1 box

___  Sterile caps: 1 box

Drawer 4

___ Sterile gowns: 10

___ Sterile drapes: 5

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Page last reviewed January 2012
Internet Citation: Appendix 4: Central Line Cart Inventory: Tools for Reducing Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections. January 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/education/curriculum-tools/clabsitools/clabsitoolsap4.html