Port-a-Cath (Implanted Vascular Access Device)

Publication Title
UHN Patient Education
Publication/Creation Date
April 2 2013
Media Type
Web Series
Persuasive Intent
The Port-a-Cath is a vascular access device for persons with chronic illnesses allowing medication to be given directly dispensed into a central vein without the continuous injection of painful and uncomfortable needles. However, the port must remain clean and dry to ensure effectiveness.
HCI Platform
Location on Body
Marketing Keywords

Date archived
February 27 2015
Last edited
October 4 2017
How to cite this entry
(April 2 2013). "Port-a-Cath (Implanted Vascular Access Device)". UHN Patient Education. University Health Network. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/835