A catheter is a small flexible tube that is inserted into the abdomen in the Operating Room. It will be used for dialysis. The pamphlet provides a list of safe and unsafe actions that will protect your catheter. Care of the incision/exit site is given.
This is a brochure for you and family/caregiver to better understand the steps the hospital staff need to assist you with your transition back to the community. Information regarding a well-planned discharge from the Dartmouth General Hospital are outlined.