Reply To: BARD POWERFLOW Apheresis IV Port

  • Anne Raines

    February 13, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    ​We had plans to place this type of port in a patient and arranged for the BARD rep to come teach us how to use it as well as inform us of supplies needed.  We ended up cancelling the procedure, but perhaps you could reach out to your rep.


    Anne Raines, MSN,RN,CPHON
    Austin, TX
    Original Message:
    Sent: 02-13-2019 04:25 PM
    From: Jennifer Penn
    Subject: BARD POWERFLOW Apheresis IV Port

    ​Curious if any institutions are familiar with this type of port.  We have a patient requesting this port for her Apheresis treatment.  We currently do not have any patients with this type of port at our facility.  In researching this it is quite different from standard ports, in that it is accessed with a 16 gage or 14 gage IV catheter not a Huber needle.

    Does anyone have experience with this port in Pediatric patients?  What was the education/learning curve with the access, maintenance and de-access?

      BARD POWERFLOW Apheresis Port

    Jennifer Penn BSN, RN, CPON
    Learning Specialist
    Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
    Orlando, FL