What Catheter Care and Precautions Should Be Followed?
Use extreme caution when using sharp instruments near extension lines of the catheter tubing. Avoid using scissors to remove dressing as they may cut or damage the catheter. Do not suture through any part of the catheter. The catheter tubing can tear when subjected to excessive force, sharp cuts or rough edges. Avoid clamping the shaft of the catheter. Clamp on the extension only. Make sure to examine tubing for any damage after each treatment. Tape injection caps between treatments. Do not over-tighten bloodlines, syringes, or caps. Inspect catheter frequently for nicks, scrapes, cuts or other damage, which could affect treatment and performance.