I refer to INS, Nursing Practice Management, New Occlusion Management Volume 1, number 2 3/2008, pages 4-5.
-not acceptable practice to infuse through a partially occluded port.
-not acceptable to practice to leave an occluded port untreated because another port is patent.
-tight sutures at the exit site should be removed.
What are the merits of securing a chest inserted central line with suture tight enough to partially occlude the distal port?
Art Hansen, RN