Chapter 4. Catheter Design and Materials

  1. Helen Hamilton CBE, FRCN, RGN Independent nurse consultant2 and
  2. Andrew R. Bodenham FRCA Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine3
  1. Fiona Ives BSc, RGN

Published Online: 7 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470750186.ch4

Central Venous Catheters

Central Venous Catheters

How to Cite

Ives, F. (2009) Catheter Design and Materials, in Central Venous Catheters (eds H. Hamilton and A. R. Bodenham), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470750186.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Intravenous therapy, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals Trust, Oxfordshire, Oxford, UK

  2. 3

    Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK

Author Information

  1. Formerly at the Addenbrooks Hospital, Cambridge, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 FEB 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470019948

Online ISBN: 9780470750186

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Keywords:

  • catheter design;
  • polyurethane CVADs;
  • catheter construction;
  • thrombosis;
  • bacterial adherence and multiplication;
  • non-cuffed multiple lumen catheters;
  • insertion techniques;
  • catheter size;
  • tunnelled catheter design

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Material differences

  • Thrombosis: the relative risks between materials

  • Infection

  • Catheter design

  • Insertion techniques

  • Needle design

  • Catheter size

  • Common types of catheters

  • Tunnelled cuffed catheters

  • Apheresis and Haemodialysis catheters

  • Totally implanted ports

  • Anchorage devices

  • Conclusion

  • References