Who accesses these in your hospitals?Â IV nurses or oncology nurses or both, or ??Â Our I.V. nurses have been the ones to access these ports(for intraperitoneal chemotherapy admin.).Â Now, because we "don't get there soon enough", the oncology nurses want to be trained to do this procedure.Â We're concerned because most of the IP ports we see are deep...they've slipped off theÂ lower rib into the abdomen and are difficult to stabilize and often require a 1.5 inch needle.Â
Â Any opinions?
Tanya Nauman RN, CRNI