Maine Medical Center

Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management
Pisini May 2014

 

GUIDELINES FOR TUNNELED EPIDURAL CATHETER

 

 

PATIENT SELECTION

 

 

EQUIPMENT

 

 

PROCEDURE

 

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This procedure can also be used for spinal drainage catheters and should be considered if prolonged drainage of CSF is anticipated.  You may use a separately packaged 14g Tuohy needle (available in the workroom) or a 14g x 2 in IV catheter for tunneling.