Vascular Access Device
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Vascular Access Device - A device that provides a way of drawing blood or delivering drugs and nutrients into the bloodstream on a continual basis. In a vascular access procedure, a special catheter (a long, thin tube) is placed in the body and threaded into a large central chest vein. A vascular access device can be a gentler and more comfortable solution for patients who need intravenous (IV) access for a prolonged period of time (longer than seven to 10 days). A vascular access device can help patients avoid the pain and stress of repeated needle sticks.
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