Reply To: Chemotherapy continuous Infusion

  • Vanessa Bertini

    February 7, 2020 at 6:00 am
    We have a bifuse  connected to the port. We stop and clamp the infusion and flush the line from the bifuse lab port with 10cc NS, and withdraw a 5cc waste. Then we draw our needed sample.if we are drawing cultures for some reason, we do a sterile cap change and use the waste for our sample.  

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    ——Original Message——

    Dear Members,
    Please, it is highly appreciated if you provide us feedback on the following inquiries:

     If you have a continuous infusion of chemotherapy running through a port. Do you withdraw blood from the port or from another site in order not to interrupt the chemotherapy infusion?
     If you draw blood from the port while chemotherapy is running. For how long do you stop all infusions being administered through the implanted port before the blood sampling?

     Thank you in advance.

    Loucine Kaplanian, RN