Reply To: Biopatch under port a cath needles

  • Kimberly Duback

    August 5, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    We also use biopatches under all central lines including port needles.

    Kimberly Duback, CNS, CPHON, MS
    Advocate Children’s Hospital- Oak Lawn

    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