aspirate before flushing mediport?

  1. I am a RN student
    Are you suppose to aspirate before flushing a mediport that is being used for prn meds.
    I thought you needed to aspirate all cvc's before flushing but my instructer said I didn't need to aspirtate before flushing a mediport.
    Thank you
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  3. by   plumrn
    I always asirate before pushing anything, just to make sure the needle is still in place. Don't see the harm in it.
  4. by   nursesearl
    I see the harm if you don't aspirate! I've seen infiltrations with ports, so yes, aspirate first.