Reply To: implanted port flushing

  • Mary Lynn Rae

    August 30, 2019 at 8:08 am



    We do not aspirate if we use 30 units (external CVCs; PICCs; accessed ports) or 300 units (upon port de-acccess); we will only aspirate for religious reasons and we only aspirate if we use dialysis catheters



    Mary Lynn

    Mary Lynn Rae, MSN, RN, CPHON

    NPD Practitioner/Clinical Educator Hem/Onc/SCT

    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

    T 312.227.4224 | |

    225 East Chicago Avenue, Box 248, Chicago, Illinois 60611-2991

    APHON Chicago Chapter President



    ——Original Message——


    ​​it is highly appreciated to answer my below concern:

    – if you have an implanted port locked with  heparin, do  u ASPIRATE the content of the implanted port to prevent accidental push of heparin systemically before flushing  ??
    if yes how many ml do we need to aspirate to clear the port from the locked heparin with Normal saline

    Thank you in advance,

    Sarah Hakim, MSN,RN
    Clinical Educator