Venous Access Devices Topic Guide
Venous Access Devices: Venous access devices are portals for administration of medicine that are implanted directly into a large vein for the duration of a particular treatment. Venous access devices help prevent clots and unecessary damage that comes with the repeated punctures of injection. Venous access devices are used for:
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