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.