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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Implantable ports are also termed as portcaths, subcutaneous ports, or chest port. Implantable port devices are used in blood transfusion, chemotherapy, and infusion of high strength antibiotic and other suitable intravenous drugs which require frequent administration.
"She was initially hospitalised for 31 days, during which she had failed chest port surgery, lost all her hair and was very ill.
Venous access for chest port implantation may be compromised for a variety of reasons and finding a suitable alternative can be difficult.