Vascular Access in children
Vascular access is frequently required in hospitalized children to diagnose and symptomatically treat certain diseases. Venous access is used in anaesthesia, resuscitation, critical care for fluid, and medication delivery. Arterial access is performed in major surgeries and critically ill children where blood pressure monitoring and blood gas sampling are required, while Intraosseous access through the bones is used when intravenous access is not suitable.
Vascular access devices (VADs) are inserted into the veins through peripheral or central vessels for diagnostic or therapeutic reasons, such as blood sampling, central venous pressure readings, administration of medication, fluids, total parenteral nutrition (TPN) and blood transfusions. A peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) is a thin, soft, flexible tube which works as an intravenous (IV) line through which medications are infused. Blood for laboratory tests can also be withdrawn from a PICC.
Why choose Manipal Hospitals
Our state of the art Cath Lab has a comfortable ambience for children who require permanent vascular access procedures. Our paediatric vascular specialists perform the whole gamut of vascular diagnostic and therapeutic procedures such as cardiac catheterization, haemo-dialysis, and for emergency pulmonary infections, in high levels of sterile conditions and patient comfort.