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Implanted CVAD care and maintenance

What are the new standards for implanted CVAD care and maintenance? 

i thought the needle changes were now just as needed and flushing at 3 month intervals but don't see documentation for same


Please read the 2021 INS SOP

Please read the 2021 INS SOP on Implanted Ports. The usual 7 days to change a port access needle has changed to an unknown issue due to a lack of evidence. Routine access and flushing can be done every 3 months. See details, and ranking of each statement in SOP. 

Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, NPD-BC, CRNI

Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.

PO Box 10

Milner, GA 30257


Office Phone 770-358-7861

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