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Reply To: What PAC needles do you use on your unit?
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!
—————————— Sharleen Sawicki, RN, BScN Clinical Nurse Educator McMaster Children’s Hospital Hamilton, ON Canada —————————— ——————————————- 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 ——————————