Physician ordered daily access and daily deaccess for implanted port, stating to patient that weekly access/deaccess "increases infection". INS states "at least" once weekly huber needle change. I teach, and our usual practice is once weekly access, deaccess.
Please provide guidance for this. I want to call MD to discuss this order to change it to weekly but an unable to quickly find specific INS statements on how frequently is to freqently.
Of COURSE it is 2:50 pm on a Friday.
Thank you in advance!!