Current guidelines on the care of tunelized vascular catheters in patients on home parenteral nutrition

Authors: J. Víšek;  J. Maňák;  R. Šafránek;  M. Kubišová;  R. Dlouhá;  L. Sobotka;  V. Bláha
Authors‘ workplace: III. interní gerontometabolická klinika Lékařské fakulty UK a FN Hradec Králové, přednosta prof. MUDr. Luboš Sobotka, CSc.
Published in: Vnitř Lék 2012; 58(12): 955-957
Category: Review


Home parenteral nutrition is the only option to provide nutrition in a number of patients. Care of venous entry, its management and treatment of complications resulting from its use importantly affect patient survival. Appropriate care of the catheter and the use of current knowledge may prolong the lifespan of the catheter, reduce patient morbidity and mortality and thus increase quality of life of patients who are dependent on home parenteral nutrition. The present paper summarizes recommendations for the care of long-term venous catheters.

Key words:
parenteral nutrition – catheter infection – antibiotic lock


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