Reply To: Securing a Vortex port

  • Anne Marie Sterk

    March 5, 2021 at 9:46 am

    Hi Deborah

      We use the same dressing kit we use for our Hickman and Ports. It is just easier to keep the sterile process universal.

    Anne Marie Sterk, RN, MSN, CPON
    Unit Based Educator
    The Childrens Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center
    Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant Services
    3415 Bainbridge Avenue
    Bronx, NY 10467
    (917) 733-4883
    Original Message:
    Sent: 03-04-2021 11:41 AM
    From: Deborah Echtenkamp
    Subject: Securing a Vortex port

    Appreciate any tips on the best way to secure/dress the high flow needle that is used with a vortex port.  We currently brace with 2 X 2’s, sterile tape, and 2 tegaderms, but on kids where the needle does not sit flush with the skin–still seems unstable.  Would love to hear what others are doing.​​

    Deborah Echtenkamp, MSN,RN,CPON
    Plano, TX
    United States