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in·tro·duc·er

(in'trō-dūs'ĕr),
An instrument, such as a catheter, needle, or endotracheal tube, for introduction of a flexible device.
Synonym(s): intubator (2)
[L. intro-duco, to lead into, introduce]

introducer

Introducer sheath Interventional cardiology A short plastic tube placed within a vein or artery, through which various catheters are passed for local or central diagnostic or therapeutic interventions. See Catheterization.

in·tro·duc·er

(in'trō-dūs'ĕr)
An instrument, such as a catheter, needle, or endotracheal tube, for introduction of a flexible device.
[L. intro-duco, to lead into, introduce]

introducer,

n in acupuncture, a plastic tube used to guide needles for accurate insertion, typically used by beginning acupuncturists. Also called
guide tube.

in·tro·duc·er

(in'trō-dūs'ĕr)
An instrument, such as a catheter, needle, or endotracheal tube, for introduction of a flexible device.
[L. intro-duco, to lead into, introduce]

introducer

a heavy metal fist-sized instrument to which a wire saw can be attached to be introduced into the uterus of a cow or mare and dropped over the part to be sawed. The weight and shape of the introducer ensure that it is easily found and pulled out with the wire attached, so that the fetotome can then be threaded.
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The American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) care guidelines for using one-piece catheter introducer lines were used as supportive evidence of the need for the new policy (Boggs, 1993).
Introducers are used for vascular access and the Galt VTI is expected to be used primarily for placing catheters.
The method described here has the advantages that the transverse rotation of the FLMA is reduced, the Proseal LMA is a commonly used airway device and thus the availability of its introducer is not a problem, and costly equipment specifically designed for insertion of the FLMA is not required.
They feature stiffened and standard introducer options with various needle configurations, including super-sharp needles and echogenic tip options.
The Fast-Track Agreement In Principle Scheme, designed to make mortgage applications simpler and quicker, is available from the UK's second largest mortgage lender through its network of introducers.
Group G (n=32): the PLMA (The Laryngeal Mask Company, UK) was inserted using a Gum Elastic Bougie with rounded ends (Portex Tracheal Tube Introducer, Portex Ltd, UK) (Figure 1).