Reply To: Accessing ports

  • Rhonda Morrow

    May 10, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    Our patients come back from surgery accessed.  We had only one time that a patient was not accessed.  We had a different surgeon doing the procedure

    Rhonda Morrow
    Inpatient, Outpatient
    Mercy Kids
    St. Louis, MO
    Original Message:
    Sent: 05-10-2017 04:32 PM
    From: Kelly Horn
    Subject: Accessing ports

    This is for the inpatient:
    When your patients go for a new port to begin chemo within a day or two, do they come back accessed?  Recently, our surgery team has been sending them up deaccessed and our nursing staff will then have to access on a new sore port site.  Is this something anyone else is experiencing?  This is a new practice from what we have done for years. If anyone has a policy that addresses this, would you please share?


    Kelly Horn, MSN, RN, CPON
    Nursing Professional Development
    McLane Children’s Baylor Scott & White Health
    Temple, TX 76502