Reply To: Appropriate port needle size ( gauge)

  • Sarah Walding

    Member
    December 13, 2019 at 10:47 am

    Good Morning–

    do you use the needle gauge 20 or gauge 22 20g
    do you have a guidelines on when to use what in your policies? 20g is standard for our program
    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? We utilize the 20g, but depending on the depth of the port, we use a 3/4 or 1in needle.
    or you put a gauze 20 ?​ No

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    Sarah Walding, BSN, RN, CPN
    Clinical Practice Specialist
    Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    Advocate Children’s Hospital Park Ridge
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 09-23-2019 08:30 AM
    From: Sarah Hakim
    Subject: Appropriate port needle size ( gauge)

    ​​Hello,

    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,

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    Sarah Hakim, MSN,RN
    Clinical Educator
    Lebanon
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