1213 Dual lumen central venous catheters - add appendix

  • For haemodialysis/plasma exchange access 

    All catheters must be X-Rayed prior to use to check position. 

    X-Ray is not necessarily needed if catheter was inserted under Image Intensifier. 

    Cardiac ultrasound must be carried out 3 monthly to exclude vegetations

    Acute dual lumen catheters

    These catheters are kept in ICU, an agreement has been made with ICU for 7 West Renal Unit to purchase catheters from ICU when needed. 

    ICU will always stock 6.5 F and 12 F catheters as well as 8.5 F or 10 F (ie. a wide range of sizes is always available)

    Check appendix for size of catheters - protocol 1.2.13 (appendix)