Port-A-Cath


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Port-A-Cath

Nursing A proprietary indwelling device that provides long-term IV access for administering TPN, blood products, drugs, high-dose chemotherapy. See Total parenteral nutrition. Cf Hickman catheter.
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Ventricular tachycardia secondary to Port-A-Cath fracture and embolization.
Percutaneous removal of an in-situ embolised catheter fragment in a patient with Port-A-Cath.
Port-a-Cath requires less frequent care, gives more freedom and enables participating in sports.
Further, the hospital maintained that the patient refused to let nurses access the Port-a-cath in preparation for surgery without pain medication.