Chronic Haemodialysis double lumen tunneled catheter
The authors cover creation of vascular access, the challenges in tunneled catheter
insertion, CO2 Angiography, endovascular salvage, and many other issues related to access to hemodialysis.
Our data suggest that although there may be compelling reasons to leave a tunneled catheter
in place, daily consideration should be given to the necessity of a tunneled catheter
weighed against the increased risk for infection that develops in the sixth week of dwell time," Dr.
Ethical and legal obligation to avoid long-term tunneled catheter
Nazarian GK, Bjarnason H, Dietz CA Jr, Bernadas CA, Hunter DW Changes in tunneled catheter
tip position when a patient is upright.
pocket or port site abscesses necessitate removal of the device and at least 7-10 days of antimicrobial therapy
While infiltration is usually associated with peripheral catheters, this complication can occur at the insertion site of a nontunneled percutaneous catheter, the venotomy end of a tunneled catheter
, and an implanted port pocket (Ingle, 1995; Mayo & Pearson, 1995).
The purpose of this study was to explore the effect of a prescribed showering protocol on CRBSI rates, tunnel infection rates, and exit site infection rates in individuals undergoing incenter hemodialysis and using an HD catheter; and to evaluate the effect of not using a catheter exit site dressing on CRBSIs, tunneled catheter
infections, and exit site infections.
However, with the few exceptions the increase in tunneled catheter
use has seen little change in the nursing practices of these catheters.
Despite technologic advances, the risk for catheter-associated infection and obstructive complications is unchanged since the first tunneled catheter
was placed in 1969 (Herbst et al; 1998).
Tunnel infections involve an extending tenderness, erythema, or induration along the subcutaneous tract of a tunneled catheter