Reply To: Port a Cath securement

  • Dawn Mannon

    Member
    September 30, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    In out OP clinic, we put an occlusive dressing on all ports unless they have a severe skin issue, then we place guaze and tape along the corners.  We place a biopatch for those patients getting admission or who are returning for consecutive days of treatment.
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    Dawn Mannon
    Clinical Manager
    Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
    Phoenix Children’s Hospital
    Phoenix, AZ
    United States
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 09-30-2013 09:10 AM
    From: Kimberly Duback
    Subject: Port a Cath securement

    We secure port a caths with a transparent dressing for CLABSI prevention for all ports that will be accessed for more than just a few minutes.
     
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    Kimberly Duback
    Advocate Children’s Hospital- Oak Lawn
    United States
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 09-27-2013 08:28 PM
    From: Candice Brandenburg
    Subject: Port a Cath securement

    What do you use in an out pt setting for short term port a cath securement (an hour or so: ie vinc and dox, labs only, etc). Do you cover with complete occlusive dressing or do you use papertape or other securment to help protect skin for these short term accesses.

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    Candice Brandenburg
    Auburn, WA
    United States
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