- Avoid Showering
- Sponge baths for up to one week.
- DO NOT go swimming or let catheter go underwater in the bath tub.
What is Central Venous Catheter Before Transplant a small plastic tube catheter is surgically inserted into large vein above heart. This catheter allows painless collection of blood samples and the administration of medications, blood products, marrow or stem cells before, during and after transplant. The procedure requires use of local anesthesia which makes it painless for majority of patients however some do experience minor discomfort. Patients are also provided with medication to help help with any pain or sourness you may experience after the procedure How to take Care for Catheter It is recommended that after placement of catheter patients must take following measure