Patient and Family Resources

Peripheral Nerve Catheters

We want you and your child to have all the information needed to treat your child's pain and to take care of their peripheral nerve catheter after surgery. This page provides links to resources that will be helpful.

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Contact Us

  • Pain Service: 206-987-2000. Ask to page pain medicine on-call (not pain clinic).
  • Orthopedics: 206-987-2000. Ask to page the on-call orthopedics resident.
  • Free Interpreter Services: In the hospital, ask your child’s nurse. From outside the hospital, call the toll-free Family Interpreting Line 1-866-583-1527. Tell the interpreter the name or extension you need.

Video Education

Caring for Your Child’s Peripheral Nerve Catheter (Video. 14:23)

Los cuidados para el catéter nervioso periférico de su niño

Dr. Erica Holland shares information about caring for your child’s Peripheral Nerve Catheter (PNC) at home for Seattle Children's patients leaving the hospital with a PNC in place (Parts 1, 2 and 3). 

Part 1: Caring for Your Child’s Peripheral Nerve Catheter at Home (Video. 3:17)

Los cuidados para el catéter nervioso periférico de su niño en casa

Dr. Erica Holland shares information about caring for your child’s Peripheral Nerve Catheter (PNC) at home for Seattle Children's patients leaving the hospital with a PNC in place.

Part 2: Removing Your Child’s Peripheral Nerve Catheter (Video. 4:41)

Cómo quitar el catéter nervioso periférico de su niño

Dr. Erica Holland shares information about removing a Peripheral Nerve Catheter (PNC) at home for Seattle Children's patients leaving the hospital with a PNC in place.

Part 3: Possible Side Effects of Your Child’s PNC and Instructions for Other Medications (Video. 4:54)

Posibles efectos secundarios del catéter nervioso periférico e instrucciones para otros medicamentos

Dr. Erica Holland shares information about possible side effects of Peripheral Nerve Catheters (PNC) for Seattle Children's  patients leaving the hospital with a PNC in place, and when to call the doctor with concerns.