Procedure for accessing a Portacath

  1. 1 The purpose of this video is to provide information on accessing a portacath in a manner to decrease potential for infection.

    After reviewing this procedure, please post feedback regarding how helpful this presentation was for you.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1MIr1VVjBE

    Please rate the following items using this scale:

    5-excellent, 4-very good, 3-good, 2-fair, 1-poor.

    1. Was content relative to your needs?
    2. Was content adequately covered?
    3. Was information clear/concise and organized?
    4. Were visual aides used effectively?
    5. Was presentation interesting and stimuating?
    6. Was the objective met?

    Thank you for your interest and time.
    -C. Allen, RN

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  3. Visit  IVRUS profile page
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    Quote from CNALLENRN
    The purpose of this video is to provide information on accessing a portacath in a manner to decrease potential for infection.

    After reviewing this procedure, please post feedback regarding how helpful this presentation was for you.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1MIr1VVjBE

    Please rate the following items using this scale:

    5-excellent, 4-very good, 3-good, 2-fair, 1-poor.

    1. Was content relative to your needs?
    2. Was content adequately covered?
    3. Was information clear/concise and organized?
    4. Were visual aides used effectively?
    5. Was presentation interesting and stimuating?
    6. Was the objective met?

    Thank you for your interest and time.
    -C. Allen, RN



    There are a couple of things that should have been done differently:

    1. The area that was cleansed prior to accessing was not large enough. Therefore, once the drsg was placed, there was skin under that dressing that hadn't been cleansed!

    2. Ideally, the kit should have had a sterile fenestrated drape put on prior to sterile access.

    3. The pigtail of the port needle should have been clamped BEFORE removal of syringe and attaching of injection cap.

    But other than those issues, Teddy and Chester looked like they were having fun!!
  4. Visit  IVmama58 profile page
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    Great job!

    The only thing is when making the dressing truly occlusive at the end,
    a piece of tape should be notched and placed under the needle extension at the edge of the dressing and another piece on top of the tubing directly over the piece just placed under the tubing. Otherwise there is still the possibility of bacteria entering under the dressing.
  5. Visit  RoadRN profile page
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    Excellent! Thank you~
  6. Visit  Bex55 profile page
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    Brought together well, would like to use as another teaching tool.
  7. Visit  Amnesiac70 profile page
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    I liked the Bon Secours jacket!

    Great video
  8. Visit  Medic2RN profile page
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    Excellent job!

    One thing....I would have washed my hands again after placing masks on the patient and visitor, prior to donning sterile gloves.

    Enjoyed it!


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