Travel with a CVC

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Travel with a CVC

Postby ericou » Sun Jul 17, 2016 4:35 pm

Hi,

I would like to ask you if it was dangerous for a patient to travel with a CVC ?

My mother has been on dialysis for 2 years, she is 62, and has a catheter since the beginning. And she would like to travel in Thailand.

Any advice please ? =)
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Re: Travel with a CVC

Postby bigbuzzard » Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:14 am

I see a CVC is what I know as a 'neck line'. Presumably, if on haemodialysis, she would need to sort out dialysis in Thailand (unless she has her own portable machine and supplies).
The person who should really answer this is your mothers renal consultant/dialysis nurse. They would know whether she understands the hygiene requirements well enough, and would be able to give good advice as to what supplies she would need to take with her. Also, a letter from her consultant may be necessary to explain what it is and why she needs it (perhaps translated to relevant languages).
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Re: Travel with a CVC

Postby ericou » Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:18 am

Ok I see, thanks for your reply :)
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