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What is a venous access device (port-a-cath)?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
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In brief: PORT-A-CATH

This is a device that works by monitoring a catheter in a vein to keep ready access to injection of intravenous medications or fluids.
The device stays in place for a prolonged period and thereby avoids the need to repeatedly puncture a vein to administer medications or fluids.

In brief: PORT-A-CATH

This is a device that works by monitoring a catheter in a vein to keep ready access to injection of intravenous medications or fluids.
The device stays in place for a prolonged period and thereby avoids the need to repeatedly puncture a vein to administer medications or fluids.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine

In brief: Just like it sounds

It is a specialized intravenous catheter device that allows medicines to be administered directly into the vein.
The device sits under the skin so you don't have to be stuck with a needle into the vein each time.

In brief: Just like it sounds

It is a specialized intravenous catheter device that allows medicines to be administered directly into the vein.
The device sits under the skin so you don't have to be stuck with a needle into the vein each time.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Thank
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