Reply To: Biopatch under port a cath needles

  • Maureen Sanders

    August 5, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    We use a biopatch on all patients with a central line.

    Maureen Sanders, RN,CPON
    Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
    Orlando, FL
    United States

    Original Message:
    Sent: 08-05-2015 01:55 PM
    From: Ashlee Stofferahn
    Subject: Biopatch under port a cath needles

    Does anyone put anything under their port a cath needles (i.e. biopatch) for infection prevention when the kiddo is going to be accessed for several days ? We don’t do this practice – we just access and cover with a tegaderm usually but our adult oncology does this practice and wanted to see if anyone in other peds oncology areas does something like this??

    Ashlee Stofferahn, CNS, CPHON, MSN

    Sanford Children’s
    Sioux Falls, SD
    United States