> Vascular access
It involves inserting a thin, flexible plastic tube, or catheter, into a blood vessel to provide a painless way of drawing blood or delivering drugs and nutrients in the bloodstream of a patient for a period of weeks, months or even years.
Vascular access devices:
- They release the patient from the hassle and stress of repeated needle sticks.
- They are a well useful for patients who for any reason require repeated access to the venous circulation for a long period of time solution. There are various designs to suit different circumstances.
- The placement of a vascular access device is a great advantage for those receiving long-term treatment such as chemotherapy. You will not need to place them an IV line for each treatment, so many scars are not formed in the veins of the arm.
- A vascular access device can be used immediately after placement. Some kind of them are still working well for more than one year. Devices can be easily removed when no longer needed.