Highlights:

Basic puncture/needling:

Basic puncture/needling refers to the technique of inserting a needle into a blood vessel or other body cavity for various medical purposes. This procedure is commonly used for blood draws, intravenous (IV) medication administration, and obtaining fluid samples for diagnostic tests. It requires precise placement of the needle to avoid complications such as hematoma or injury to surrounding structures. Healthcare professionals undergo training to master this technique and ensure patient comfort and safety during the procedure.

PICC (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter) Insertion:

PICC insertion involves the placement of a long, flexible catheter into a peripheral vein, typically in the arm, which is then advanced through the blood vessels until its tip rests in a central vein near the heart. PICC lines are commonly used for long-term intravenous therapies, such as chemotherapy, prolonged antibiotic administration, or parenteral nutrition. The procedure is performed under sterile conditions, often with the aid of imaging guidance, to ensure accurate placement and minimize the risk of complications, such as infection or thrombosis.

IJC (Internal Jugular Central) Insertion:

IJC insertion is a technique in which a central venous catheter is placed into the internal jugular vein in the neck. This procedure provides direct access to the superior vena cava, allowing for the delivery of medications, fluids, or blood products, as well as monitoring of central venous pressure. It is commonly performed in critical care settings and may involve the use of ultrasound guidance for accurate positioning. Proper sterile technique is essential to prevent infections and other complications.

Perm Cath (Permanent Catheter) Insertion:

Perm Cath insertion involves the placement of a long-term catheter in a central vein, usually the subclavian or jugular vein. Perm Caths are designed for patients requiring frequent or long-term hemodialysis, a process of blood purification used in end-stage renal disease. The catheter serves as an access point for connecting the patient to a dialysis machine. Specialized training is necessary to perform this procedure safely, ensuring proper catheter placement and reducing the risk of infection and thrombosis.

Drainage Procedures:

Drainage procedures involve the removal of fluid or pus from a body cavity or abscess. This can be done using various techniques, such as percutaneous drainage or catheter placement. These procedures are commonly used to alleviate symptoms and treat conditions such as pleural effusions (fluid in the lungs), ascites (fluid in the abdominal cavity), or abscesses. Imaging guidance, such as ultrasound or CT, is often used to aid in accurate needle or catheter placement, and sterile techniques are crucial to minimize the risk of infection.

FNAC (Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology) Biopsy:

FNAC biopsy is a minimally invasive procedure used to obtain cellular samples from lumps, masses, or abnormal lesions for diagnostic evaluation. A fine needle is inserted into the target tissue or organ, and cells or fluid are aspirated for examination under a microscope. FNAC is commonly used for diagnosing conditions such as cysts, tumors, or infections. This technique offers a quick, safe, and relatively painless alternative to surgical biopsies, with minimal risk of complications.

Our hope:

Each of these procedures requires specific skills, proper training, and adherence to sterile techniques to ensure patient safety and accurate results. Healthcare professionals specializing in vascular and dialysis techniques are trained to perform these procedures effectively while minimizing complications and providing optimal patient care.