Reply To: Biopatch under port a cath needles

  • Maureen Sanders

    Member
    August 5, 2015 at 2:04 pm

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

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

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    Ashlee Stofferahn, CNS, CPHON, MSN

    Sanford Children’s
    Sioux Falls, SD
    United States
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