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Our procedure and policy is instill 5 mL of 100 unit/mL heparin prior to deaccessing. When reaccessing, we immediately aspirate 4 mL of waste. At times, this doesn’t work, and the port needs to be flushed with a few mL’s prior to aspirating the waste.
—————————— Sheila Tobin BSN RN CPON Clinical Nurse Educator Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego CA —————————— ——————————————- Original Message: Sent: 08-30-2019 09:08 AM From: Theresa Gerten Subject: implanted port flushing
We aspirate 6ml of blood upon accessing all ports.
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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 Lebanon ——————————