Reply To: oozing from a port

  • Dana Mejia

    August 30, 2019 at 11:48 am

    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.


    Dana Mejia


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    We do not access a port that is red or oozing….



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