Jump to content

port accessing tips.

Oncology   (32,300 Views | 38 Replies)
by busybee04 busybee04 (New) New

1,488 Profile Views; 7 Posts

You are reading page 4 of port accessing tips.. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

Quota is a BSN, RN and specializes in Oncology.

1 Follower; 313 Posts; 3,901 Profile Views

At my facility at least once you place the needle and confirm blood return you place a biopatch under the needle hub.  Then cover with transparent CVC dressing (non CHG patch).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Meger is a ADN and specializes in IMCU, Med/Surg, Ortho, ER, ICU.

4 Posts; 8 Profile Views

That’s exactly what I thought. But what holds the needle in place? The new transparent dressings don’t hold it in very well. I just worry that the needle will come out and stab the patient. ☹️ Thank you for your reply! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Quota is a BSN, RN and specializes in Oncology.

1 Follower; 313 Posts; 3,901 Profile Views

So I’m guessing you haven’t placed or removed a needle from a port then.  It’s not going to fall out, the septum the needle is inserted through under the skin is dense.  It takes significant pressure to both place and remove the needle.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
×

This site uses cookies. By using this site, you consent to the placement of these cookies. Read our Privacy, Cookies, and Terms of Service Policies to learn more.