Venous Catheters: A Practical Manual / Edition 1

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Overview

As the number of patients requiring venous access continues to grow rapidly, catheter placement procedures have become an integral part of every radiology department. This practical book presents a comprehensive overview of virtually every topic pertaining to central catheters, describing everything you need to provide optimal patient care. Throughout, leading experts offer helpful hints on dealing with commonly occurring problems.

The book is filled with key information on topics such as venous anatomy, indications, catheter designs, and the newest technology in the field. It covers the entire process: from choosing the ideal catheter and proper placement to treating complications and post-surgical follow-up.

Benefit from these special features:

  • More than 250 detailed illustrations show every step of central catheter placement
  • How-to-do-it format enhances understanding of the procedures
  • Authors discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the different catheters

Here is the essential review of venous access that all interventional and general radiologists, nephrologists, and vascular surgeons need to become proficient in radiological catheter placement. For residents, it is an ideal introduction to the field and board preparation guide.

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Editorial Reviews

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'Well-written and relevant literature is given at the end of each chapter. The illustrations are good and many drawings describe the techniques necessary to obtain success. . .an excellent introduction to this new field of interventional radiology. . .recommended for all interventional radiologists taking care of central lines. It is also recommended for any center that may consider going into this business.' —Acta Radiologica'Well-illustrated, well-written with dozens of highlighted helpful hints. . .a truly comprehensive overview of venous catheter placement techniques and issues. . .sure to become a well-read, dog-eared reference for anyone involved in venous catheter procedures.' —American Journal of RoentgenologyThe 'bible' of venous catheters:...covers every aspect...expert or beginner can benefit from this book...an invaluable resource for anyone involved in central venous access...the book I've been looking for! —Doody's NotesThis book is well organized, well written, and to the point. It successfully fulfils the editors intent of providing a prctical manual. The quality of printing, paper, figures, tables, and illustrations is excellent. This book imparts a philosophy that is based on attention to detail.—Radiology, July 2004
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Jennifer R. Beverly, PA (University of Colorado Health Sciences Center)
Description: This is the "bible" of venous catheters. It covers every aspect of central venous access from catheter placement to troubleshooting the non-functioning catheter.
Purpose: The book emphasizes the complete care of patients and their catheters. It allows the reader to become familiar with all aspects of what is expected of a central venous access service.
Audience: It is intended for diagnostic and interventional radiologists, residents, medical students and any member of the vascular access team. The expert or beginner can benefit from this book.
Features: This book covers all aspects of central venous catheters from the establishment of a central venous access service, placement technique, catheter management, catheter complications and infections. All types of central venous access is addressed including peripherally inserted central catheters, subcutaneous ports, dialysis catheters as well as dialysis ports. The authors include detailed diagrams and fluoroscopic images to further enhance learning. The thoroughness of this book makes it an invaluable resource for anyone involved in central venous access.
Assessment: This is a very detailed, complete source on central venous access. It will make any interested reader an expert on venous catheter placement and care. This is the book I've been looking for!

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865779211
  • Publisher: Thieme
  • Publication date: 11/30/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 316
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Dept. of Radiology, University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
List of Contributors
1 Establishing (and Maintaining) a Venous Access Service 1
2 Vascular Anatomy of the Central and Peripheral Veins 8
3 Techniques of Venous Catheter Placement 17
4 Central Venous Catheters: Materials, Designs, and Selection 76
5 Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters and Ports 85
6 Tunneled Catheters and Chest Ports 97
7 Access for Hemodialysis 119
8 Catheter Placement in Pediatric Patients 154
9 Placement of Central Catheters in Specific Circumstances 169
10 Alternative Routes of Catheter Placement 190
11 Catheter Malfunction: Diagnosis and Treatment 208
12 Catheter Care 234
13 Complications of Central Venous Access 249
14 Central Venous Access Catheter Infections: An Overview 281
15 Catheter and Port Removal: Techniques and Follow-Up Care 291
Index 301
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