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It depends on what is oozing from the site. Some of our patients have skewed coags and ooze all the time. With these patients we continue to access them. If there is something oozing that could potentially be bacterial we definitely wouldn’t access.
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We do not access a port that is red or oozing….
Mary Lynn Rae, MSN, RN, CPHON
NPD Practitioner/Clinical Educator Hem/Onc/SCT
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago