The Internal Jugular vein is a paired jugular vein that collects blood from the brain and the superficial parts of the face and neck.

Catheters have two openings inside; one is a red (arterial) opening to draw blood from your vein and out of your body into the dialysis pathway and the other is a blue (venous) opening that allows cleaned blood to return to your body.

Caring for Your IntraJugular or Catheter

By taking good care of your access, it will last longer and you will prevent problems such as infection and clotting. Here are some important steps to take: