Central venous access catheter

Central venous access catheter

A tube placed just beneath the skin to allow doctors and nurses constant and pain-free access to the veins, often when a patient is in the hospital or has a chronic disease such as cancer. The doctors and nurses can draw blood and give medications and nutrients through the catheter.
Mentioned in: Blood Clots
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The first indwelling central venous access catheter was introduced by Hickman et al.
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Central venous access catheters, peripherally inserted central catheters, multi access catheters and acute hemodialysis catheters are now available in ErgoPack Maximal Barrier Precautions Trays, a system designed to support compliance with best practice and guidelines for catheter insertion.
Arrow central venous access catheters, peripherally inserted central catheters, multi access catheters and acute hemodialysis catheters are now available in ErgoPack Maximal Barrier Precautions Trays, a system designed to support compliance with best practice and guidelines for catheter insertion.

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