I recently had a pt with a power port that was accessed with a non power port huber needle in the ER and the pt went for a ct with contrast. I suspected that the port was used for the contrast and I confirmed with CT they did actually use the port. Somehow CT didn't question that it wasn't accessed with a power port huber needle. I did some research and found that the needle can burst and damage the port. Everything appears to be ok except for a sluggish blood return but this appears to be the norm for the pt. I let the hem-onc doc know and their response was "so what?" I was flabbergasted by her response and would think she would have been upset. Am I missing something?
I did speak with my educator and the oncology educator. I also completed an incident report so hopefully this doesn't happen in the future.