This may seem very outdated to all of you who use non ported cannulae and have been doing for many many years but some of us in the UK are still trying to switch from ported to non ported cannulae and meeting considerable resistance from medical colleagues.
I have switched most of our hospital but a determined anaesthetist is blocking me whenever she can. She wants hard scientific evidence that this switch is beneficial as far as infection rates, all I can find is very old data.
Do any of you remember what was your initial catalyst for change, do you have any stats to back a change from ported to non ported?
All advice gratefully accepted.
Vascular Access CNS