Reply To: Positioning During Port Access

  • Marcia Bettenhausen

    March 4, 2016 at 7:51 am

    Whatever works!!  So most of ours are sitting up — and we can maintain sterility……..its definitely up to the kiddo and what will make them most comfortable. 

    Marcia Stubstad, CPHON,MSN,RN
    Fargo, ND
    United States
    Original Message:
    Sent: 06-12-2015 01:54 PM
    From: Kimberly Duback
    Subject: Positioning During Port Access

    This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: Outpatient Staff Clinic Issues and Inpatient Staff Hospital Issues .

    How does your institution position patients when their port is accessed?  Do you require all patients to be laying flat or do you allow them to sit up during their access?  


    Basically, how do you maximize central line infection prevention in terms of maintaining a child in a position that is best for site sterility while also meeting the developmental and emotional needs of the child?


    Thank you!

    Kimberly Duback, APN

    Advocate Children’s Hospital

    Oak Lawn, IL
    United States