Penn Home Infusion Team
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Last Modified: November 1, 2001
A Peripheral Catheter is an intravenous line placed in a vein in your arm. The type of catheter you have is called a _____________________.
A nurse will care for your peripheral IV catheter (change the catheter and dressing).
You must look at the site where the catheter enters your arm twice a day. Report any redness, swelling, pain or drainage to the nurse.
Jul 7, 2014 - Long-term central venous catheters are associated with an increased risk of infection in older adults with cancer, according to research published online June 30 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
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