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  1. Nash, Patricia RNC, MSN, NNP


Umbilical arterial and venous catheter placement have become the standard of care in the neonatal intensive care unit. These catheters allow for rapid and reliable vascular access for the administration of fluids and medications, as well as a means for accurate laboratory determinations and invasive monitoring. Catheter placement and maintenance require training and education of all healthcare workers to prevent or minimize the associated risks.