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Management of Occluded Central Venous Access Devices (CVADs) using alteplase (Cathflo®) – Adult - Care Directive - NSHA CD-PT-010


This care directive (CD) authorizes the health care professional (HCP) to administer alteplase (Cathflo®) to appropriate patients. The purpose of this care directive is to align practice at Nova Scotia Health with national best practice Canadian Vascular Access Association (CVAA) guidelines for treating CVAD occlusions.