Canterbury DHB



Contact the Department of Vascular Surgery for insertion under GA. The catheter needs to be ordered from supply and sent to theatre with the patient. The patient needs to be reviewed by the nurse at Haematology outpatients one-week post insertion. The Respiratory Clinical Nurse Specialist has specialist "port" knowledge. Portacaths can only be accessed by someone who has completed the Level Two implantable devices self learning package.

About this Canterbury DHB document (5045):

Document Owner:

Sean Macpherson (see Who's Who)

Last Reviewed:

January 2019

Next Review:

January 2022


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Topic Code: 5045