microintroducer

microintroducer

(mī″krō-ĭn″trō-doos′ĕr, -dūs′)
The needle and sheath through which a guidewire and peripherally inserted central catheter are placed. Use of this instrument decreases the risk of vessel puncture and allows the person doing the procedure to use a smaller needle to access the vein and then enlarge the opening with a dilator.
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3 Fr,PICC Line Silicone Radio Opaque Catheter Dual Lumen 5Fr- 45 cm with reverse taper design at insertion site and Closed Three way valve at the tip end with MicroIntroducer Kit,Peripheral introduced central venous catheter Double Lumen 6 F 61 cm,Plastic Single Lumen Port, Intermediate Tray with Attachable Distally Valved 8.
The efficacy of upper arm placement of peripherally inserted central catheters using bedside ultrasound and microintroducer technique.