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Tunneled (Hickman) catheter

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Hematology Patient Education Working Group. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0214
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A tunneled (Hickman) catheter is a type of catheter (thin, hollow tube) made of silicone. It is an intravenous (I.V.) catheter that is inserted (put in) in a large vein near your heart. "Tunneled" means that part of the catheter is put under the skin on your chest. Topics include: what a tunneled catheter is and why it is used, infections, supplies, checking for blood, positive pressure, changing your dressing, and caring for your tunneled catheter. A list of what to do if certain problems happ…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Hematology Patient Education Working Group
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (18 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Central Venous Catheters
Subjects (LCSH)
Catheters
Intravenous catheterization
Abstract
A tunneled (Hickman) catheter is a type of catheter (thin, hollow tube) made of silicone. It is an intravenous (I.V.) catheter that is inserted (put in) in a large vein near your heart. "Tunneled" means that part of the catheter is put under the skin on your chest. Topics include: what a tunneled catheter is and why it is used, infections, supplies, checking for blood, positive pressure, changing your dressing, and caring for your tunneled catheter. A list of what to do if certain problems happen in caring for your line is also provided.
Notes
Previous title: Care of a Hickman line
Responsibility
Prepared by: Hematology Patient Education Working Group
Pamphlet Number
0214
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