Consistent venous access is essential for the delivery of a number of medical treatments. 

The decision on which type of venous access to select is dependent on the following:

  • Type of drug to be administered
  • Irritant drugs
  • Multiple drugs required to be administered at the same time which requires higher infusion volumes
  • Duration of treatment which may be a few days to years
  • Age and health of the patient: Peripheral intravenous lines are less suited for newborns, infants and the elderly, all of whose veins may be difficult to access.
  • Patient comfort: For long-term infusions, such as chemotherapy, a CVC avoids multiple punctures and the restriction of the patient’s mobility.