Do central lines include the following: implantable-ports, non-tunneled TLC, Swan Ganz catheter, tunneled-Broviac, Groshong, Quinton, Hickman, ASHE catheter, PICC, and umbilical lines? If yes, would they be counted in central line-days for that unit? 5/20/2005
Yes to all of the above if they meet the definition. Central lines are not defined by type of device.