Catheter Maintenance is prescribed for patients with short-term or long-term venous access devices that are currently not receiving medications daily but may need venous access in the near future. It can be long-term or short-term based on diagnosis.
- Supplies such as dressing change kits and flushes are provided. Patients are educated regarding how to care for their catheter.
- Labs may be ordered at the discretion of the physician
- Initiating therapy in the home is acceptable.
- Patients with long-term or short-term Central Venous Access Devices