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Your tunneled catheter: About hemodialysis and plasma exchange catheters  
Abstract:  This handout explains step-by-step how to care for a tunneled catheter, which is placed under the skin. It also lists signs of infection to watch for, and details when to call the doctor.
Author: Transplant Services/4E-4SE/5E
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 2006, August 1, 2010
UWMC Availability:  Renal Medicine/4SE; Transplant Services/4E-4SE/5E; 4SE (Transplant, Renal, Vascular Surg, Kidney Dialysis); 5E (ICU/Critical Care Unit); 5SE (ICU/Critical Care Unit)
General Topics:  Urinary and Reproductive System Disorders; Patient Care Procedures & Instructions
Specific Subject(s):  Plasma; Hemodialysis; Catheterization
Language(s):  Chinese; English; Korean; Russian; Spanish; Tagalog; Vietnamese
Audience:  Caregiver; Patient
Format: Brochure
Reading Level: Moderate
Cost: Unknown
Web Site Location:  http://healthonline.washington.edu/

Health Online Citation #3381

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