DOUBLE LUMEN WITH DRESSING PEDIATRIC
Double-lumen catheters with dressing in pediatric patients are utilized for various medical purposes where vascular access is required. Here are some common uses:
- Hemodialysis: Pediatric patients with kidney failure may require hemodialysis to filter waste products and excess fluids from the blood. A double-lumen catheter can provide reliable vascular access for this procedure.
- Central Venous Access: Double-lumen catheters can be used as central venous catheters in pediatric patients for various purposes, such as administering medications, parenteral nutrition, and monitoring central venous pressure. This is particularly common in critically ill children or those with chronic medical conditions.
- Apheresis Procedures: In some pediatric patients, therapeutic apheresis procedures, like plasmapheresis or red cell exchange, are necessary to treat specific medical conditions. Double-lumen catheters are used to facilitate these procedures.
- Stem Cell Transplants: Pediatric patients undergoing stem cell or bone marrow transplants may have double-lumen catheters inserted to collect stem cells for transplantation and to infuse the stem cells back into the patient.
- Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO): In critically ill pediatric patients with severe cardiac or respiratory conditions, ECMO may be employed. Double-lumen catheters are used to connect the patient to the ECMO circuit to provide oxygenation and circulatory support.