Reply To: implanted port flushing

  • Dana Mejia

    August 30, 2019 at 11:49 am

    Agree. We do not aspirate to remove heparin. We only aspirate to check blood return.


    Dana Mejia


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    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



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