An instrument which is used to protect the exposed portion of indwelling catheters. Item is positioned over the catheter prior to insertion to help maintain sterility of the catheter being placed into the right or left ventricle of the patient's heart. May include a flared introducer tube, o-rings, cap and collar.
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