Permacath

permacath

It is ironic that something that is a temporary solution, is called….permacath.

But a permacath is inserted in the chest to allow for hemodialysis.  Again it is a temporary solution, until you choose a more permanent option, which would require surgery.

Nobody really explained to me how to take are of the cath.  You have to keep it clean and dry. There is risk of infection and clotting. I was told about Tegaderm film dressing, but found it too late.

 

 

 

 

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