We could eliminate the risk of air embolus from accidental central line detachment during the ongoing management phase. We would need to abolish all central lines and attachments that may be left open to air and replace them with those that cannot.

How you can help:

  1. Find out which staff are responsible for equipment procurement at your hospital
  2. Provide them with a copy of the Central Line Related Air Embolus article
  3. Contact representative from list of suppliers below
  4. With the support of the equipment procurement staff at your hospital organise a trial of the equipment


Equipment Suppliers

Central Lines:

Altius central lines – awaiting TGA approval

Bill Houghton National Product Manager – Business Development

Regional Health Care Group,

Mobile: +61 (0)426 227 207





Paul Williams – Director New Medical