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  • Tunnelled Hemodialysis Line (Lower Mainland) [English] Public

    This pamphlet provides a brief description of the medical imaging procedure tunnelled hemodialysis line including information on who will be performing procedure?, prior to procedure instructions, what happens during procedure?, will it hurt?, how long it will take?, risks or complications, what happens afterwards?, follow-up instructions and information on who to contact if experiencing problems. This is a special intravenous catheter placed under the skin (tunneled) into a larger vein in the neck or upper chest. The catheter is sometimes called a PermcathTM. Typically, this is used for people who need regular blood transfusions or who have chronic renal failure and need hemodialysis. The dialysis catheter has two openings called ports. The ports allow for the rapid exchange of blood needed for hemodialysis.The dialysis catheter stays in place for as long as is needed (for months in some situations). (English) Colour

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    English (264610), Arabic (264672), Chinese - Simplified (264673), Chinese (264674), Persian - Farsi (264675), Punjabi (264676), Vietnamese (264677), French (264802)

    Printing Cost:
    $0.06 (B&W) $0.36 (Colour)
    Packaging Unit Quantity:
    50
    Printshop Number:
    264610
    Body Location:
    • Kidneys and Urinary System
    Diagnosis and Therapy:
    • Diagnostic Tests
    Keywords:
    • Catheter,
    • Hemodialysis,
    • Dialysis,
    • Insertion
    Demographic:
    • All
    Site:
    • Lower Mainland
    Program:
    • Lower Mainland Medical Imaging
    Professional or Practice Group:
    • Radiologist
    Cross Reference on Location:
    Interventional Radiology
    Format:
    Pamphlet
    Paper Size:
    Letter
    Paper Colour:
    White
    Title Page Paper Colour:
    White
    Folding:
    Letter fold
    Plain Language:
    True
    Record Type:
    FHA
    Revision Date:
    October 21, 2015
    Next Revision Date:
    October 19, 2018
    Record Created:
    May 22, 2015
    Record Modified:
    April 24, 2019
    Packaging Unit Quantity:
    50
    Impressions:
    2

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