Canterbury DHB


Catheter Breakage

Discuss with Haematologist.

If the catheter accidentally breaks, clamp off the catheter with a pair of artery forceps using gauze to prevent damage to the wall of the catheter by the forceps. Discuss removal with the consultant.

About this Canterbury DHB document (5042):

Document Owner:

Sean Macpherson (see Who's Who)

Last Reviewed:

January 2019

Next Review:

January 2022


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Topic Code: 5042