Reply To: What PAC needles do you use on your unit?

  • Sharleen Sawicki

    January 13, 2023 at 11:16 am

    We were having the same issue at my institution with the SafeStep  Huber Needle Set and PoweLoc Max Power Injectable Infusion sets. We had been using these for a number of years with no trouble and started encountering issues in fall of 2021. 

    We have since switched to MiniLoc and PowerLoc and have not had issues with line breakages. There was a little bit of a learning curve for the nurses but other than that it’s been great!

    We were also told that there were no reports of this issue but a quick little google search turned up a recall notice in 2020 in both the US and Canada. Attached the links here for reference.

    Hope you find this helpful!

    Sharleen Sawicki,
    RN, BScN
    Clinical Nurse Educator
    McMaster Children’s Hospital
    Hamilton, ON
    Original Message:
    Sent: 10-26-2022 12:28 PM
    From: Ally Leary
    Subject: What PAC needles do you use on your unit?

    On our inpatient pedi unit we are stopping use of Bard Powerloc max style PAC needles due to multiple spontaneous breaks in the tubing. What style PAC needles do your inpatient peds units use (brand, make and model)?

    Thanks in advance,

    Ally Leary, BSN, RN, CPN
    Eastern Maine Medical Center
    Inpatient Pediatrics
    Bangor, ME