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Infected port

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If you have an infected port and it is decided to take it out and put in a new one, is it typically done on the same day? Aren’t bacteria in your blood stream going to reach the new port? 

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Rose_Queen is a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

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Are you asking for yourself or a patient of yours?

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OncologyCat has 3 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Medical Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplant.

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I came across pts with infected port have an abx lock (usually vanco) to treat the infection and then have it removed. They’ll be on iv abx ofc.

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We complete treatment of the infection and sometimes repeat cultures prior to placing a new port. But that's just how we do it. Other facilities will have their own policies.

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