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This section provides information on troubleshooting your Central Venous Catheter (CVC), your pump and infusing your parenteral nutrition solutions.

Central Venous Catheter (CVC)

Your HPN training manual provides important troubleshooting information. Please click here to access an electronic version of your manual.

Ambix Activ® Pump

To download the Ambix activ® Instruction Manual, please click here.

Ambix Activ® Pump

HPN Complications

If you have any problems related to you HPN, call the BC HPN Program’s nurse or dietitian. If it is an emergency, go directly to the nearest emergency room.

The Oley Foundation website provides a helpful HPN Complication Chart that contains information on:

• Infection
• Hyperglycemia
• Hypoglycemia
• Dehydration
• Air embolism
• Blood in catheter
• Cracking of hub
• Catheter tear
• Catheter clot
• Inflammation of vein in PICC users
• Pump or power failure

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