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Accessing a newly placed port

  • 1.  Accessing a newly placed port

    Posted 08-07-2019 13:52
    ​Does anyone have any recommendations/guidelines for accessing a newly placed port with steri-strips still in place?

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    Grace Brown MSN RN AGCNS-BC
    Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist
    Spectrum Health
    Grand Rapids MI
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  • 2.  RE: Accessing a newly placed port

    Posted 08-08-2019 06:56
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  • 3.  RE: Accessing a newly placed port

    Posted 08-08-2019 17:01
    We like to have the steristrips in place a minimum of 7 days, so we frequently need to access ports with steristrips in place. We use chloraprep to disinfect and go right over the steristrips. I do place the needle through intact skin, not through a steristrip even though it sometimes requires moving the skin a little to get a good spot for access.




  • 4.  RE: Accessing a newly placed port

    Posted 08-10-2019 12:12

    HI EVERYONE I'M AND ONCOLOGY NUSE IN AN ACUTE CARE HOSPITAL. WE ACCESS A NEW PORT JUST LIKE YOU WOULD AN ESTABLISHED SITE.  MAKE SURE THE INCISION IS NOT INFECTED.  CLEAN THE AREA AND PLACE A HUBER NEEDLEAND DRESS AS YOU NORMALY WOULD. MANY TIMES THE SITE IS ALREADY ACCESSED BY THE OR TEAM. IF THIS IS THE CASE FLUSH SITE AND CHECK FOR POSITIVE BLOOD RETURN AND FLUSH AGAIN. IF THE SITE DOES NOT HAVE A POSITIVE BLOOD RETURN ARRANGE FOR A FLURO CHECK TO MAKE SURE SITE DOES NOT HAVE A SHEATH AND IT IS IN THE CORRECT POSITION. HOPE THIS HELPS.