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When inserting a Shiley catheter, is it better to use flouroscopy, rather than ultrasound, for placement?

When inserting a Shiley catheter, is it better to use flouroscopy, rather than ultrasound, for placement?

Ask your doctor: Anyone who is doing this procedure would have a set technique and policies in place for whatever visualizing equipment they are using. It does no good for someone else to tell you what they might use or think is better in their hands. ...Read more

Catheter (Definition)

A catheter is a thin plastic tube that is inserted into the body to obtain fluids/blood or give medicine. So some catheters can be placed in the veins and medicine given directly into the body, IV fluids given or blood sampled. A catheter can be placed in the bladder ...Read more


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What type of doctor can order a swan ganz catheter placement?

What type of doctor can order a swan ganz catheter placement?

Used much less: The swan-ganz (pulmonary artery) catheter is used to try getting data from the left side of the heart by measuring a "wedge" pressure from the pulmonary artery. Recent studies questioned its use, and technologies such as echocardiography, arterial-line instruments, and many less-invasive cardiac output tools are becoming more common. Eventually, it will not be ordered much at all. ...Read more

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What is a hickman catheter?

Hickman catheter: A hickman line is a central venous catheter most often used for the administration of chemotherapy or other medications, as well as for the withdrawal of blood for analysis. Some types are used mainly for the purpose of apheresis or dialysis. Hickman lines may remain in place for extended periods and are used when long-term intravenous access is needed. ...Read more

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How do you use a catheter yourself?

How do you use a catheter yourself?

Let me advise you: There are some differerances if you male or female. For male i will recommend this article. http://urology.iupui.edu/img/pdfs/selfcathmale06.pdf for female I am recommend this article. http://www.drugs.com/cg/how-to-catheterize-yourself-woman.html good luck. ...Read more

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How can you tell what size catheter you need?

How can you tell what size catheter  you need?

For adults the sizes: Are fairly standard and should pass without difficulty. If issues, you should see a urologist. (i assume you meant urinary catheters?). ...Read more

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Is there any pain when a catheter is taken out?

Is there any pain when a catheter is taken out?

A little.: I am assuming it is a urinary catheter you are asking about. It will be a little painful coming out, but will feel much better once you have it out. Some patients say it does not hurt at all. ...Read more

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Can a nurse force you to have a catheter placed?

Can a nurse force you to have a catheter placed?

No: Nobody can force you to do anything with your body as long as you are in a right mind. ...Read more

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When am I supposed to flush my piccline catheter?

When am I supposed to flush my piccline catheter?

Depends: On type of catheter. Call your doctor or his nurse. May need home health nurse to help at first. ...Read more