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How do doctors put in a central venous catheter?

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To put in the catheter, your medical team probably won’t put you to sleep, but they will give you medicine to relax you and make you sleepy. And they’ll numb the area where they’ll put the catheter in.

There’s a related kind of catheter called a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC). It goes in near your elbow and runs up through a vein in your arm.

From: What Are the Types of Catheters? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms: “Catheter,” “Peripheral venous catheter.”

Canadian Family Physician: “Venous access.”

American Thoracic Society Patient Information Center: “Central Venous Catheter.”

American Cancer Society: “Central Venous Catheters.”

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Patient Education: “Tunneled Central Venous Catheter (CVC) Placement.”

Mayo Clinic: “Peripherally-Inserted Central Catheter.”

NHS Choices: “Urinary catheter.”

Healthtalk.org: “Condom catheter.”

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society : “Urinary Catheters: What Type Do Men and Their Nurses Prefer?”

Bladder & Bowel Community: “Suprapubic Catheter.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 12, 2018

SOURCES:

NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms: “Catheter,” “Peripheral venous catheter.”

Canadian Family Physician: “Venous access.”

American Thoracic Society Patient Information Center: “Central Venous Catheter.”

American Cancer Society: “Central Venous Catheters.”

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Patient Education: “Tunneled Central Venous Catheter (CVC) Placement.”

Mayo Clinic: “Peripherally-Inserted Central Catheter.”

NHS Choices: “Urinary catheter.”

Healthtalk.org: “Condom catheter.”

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society : “Urinary Catheters: What Type Do Men and Their Nurses Prefer?”

Bladder & Bowel Community: “Suprapubic Catheter.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 12, 2018

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