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Reply To: What PAC needles do you use on your unit?
This past year we also switched to the miniloc and Powerloc after several line breaks. The tubing is much more flexible and we have had a lot of success with it- they do not carry a 5/8 inch needle for our most superficial ports, but other than that once trained on the different techniques of the needles we have had a lot of luck. We also love the flatter profile with the butterfly needles.
Emily Karp Primary Children’s Hospital SLC UT
——————————————- Original Message: Sent: 1/12/2023 3:18:00 PM From: Rachel Hernandez Subject: RE: What PAC needles do you use on your unit?
Hello, Interesting…. We use these same needles and have has breaks at the needle and line. When we have reported it to BARD they claim that we are having isolated incidents not seen at other facilities. Ours tend to crack at the top of the plastic or at the insertion of the tube into the needle casing. We have used this style for years and always liked them. The breaks have been a more recent problem. Following to see what others think. Thank you, Rachel
—————————— Rachel Hernandez, BSN, CPON, RN Charge Nurse Valley Children’s Hospital Madera, CA USA —————————— ——————————————- 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 ——————————