Reply To: Securing a Vortex port

  • Anne Marie Sterk

    Member
    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.

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    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
    asterk@montefiore.org
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    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.​​

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