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We use 22g Huber needles for all Port accesses except for Power Ports, they are 20g.
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it will be very much appreciated to share with me the appropriate implanted port size do you use the needle gauge 20 or gauge 22 do you have a guidelines on when to use what in your policies? I read that we need to Always use the smallest noncoring needle necessary to accommodate the infusion to prolong the life of the port and lessen the amount of pain experienced by the patient. However if the patient has deep ports do you still use a small gauge example gauge 22? or you put a gauze 20 ?
Appreciate many responses to decrease the risk of extravasations and dislodgment
Thank you in advance,
—————————— Sarah Hakim, MSN,RN Clinical Educator Lebanon ——————————