Catheter pinch-off syndrome: recognition and management

D A Andris, E A Krzywda
Journal of Intravenous Nursing: the Official Publication of the Intravenous Nurses Society 1997, 20 (5): 233-7
Catheter pinch-off syndrome is an uncommon and often unrecognized complication of central venous catheters. The cause, clinical diagnosis, and management of this unique catheter occlusion are reviewed. Nurses can play a key role in the early detection of catheter pinch-off syndrome as well as the prevention of subsequent catheter fracture and embolization.

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