How long can port-a-cath go without flushing - page 2
i work for home health. i have a patient who has a VAD (port-a-cath, lifeport) which was due to be flushed the end of last month. she was in the hospital and it didnt' get flushed. i am telling her... Read More
1Jan 26, '12 by IVRUSQuote from thecooperhouseWell, I still would NOT flush it, but rather I'd aspirate first and if I could pull off 7cc or so of blood discard then I'd be okay with flushing. No blood return = No flush. And I'd watch the patient for s/s of the "septic storm".I'm a student and I have a question - what would you do you if you had a patient like the above that went a year or more without getting the port flushed?
I know someone said they wouldn't flush it - so what would you do?
- Click Here To Get More Topics Like This! Get the hottest topics and toons in your inbox.
0Jan 29, '12 by OCNRN63Depending on the dx., some onc. recommend keeping the port in for a while after treatment is finished if there's a high likelihood of recurrence.