I have a question regardign the changing of Huber needles for implanted ports. Most guidelines that I have found state to change the needles with every dressing change. While in the hospital, we typically access the ports, and leave the needle in and heparinize the line so we don't have to access every morning for blood draws.
Infection control has recently questioned this practice, and feel that the guidelines for changing the needles are for continuous infusions only.
Does anyone have any information on this?