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port needle changes

 Port dressings in our facility are changed every 7 days.  In the past changing the huber needle was done at the same time as the dressing change.  I am wondering if this  has changed Mimi

Port Needle Changes

Our policy is a needle change/new dressing every 7 days.  No change that I'm aware of...


No change. There is not

No change. There is not enough evidence to have any statement in the INS SOP regarding frequency of changing port access needles, so it remains at 7 days. Same frquency for changing the dressing. 

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

Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.

PO Box 10

Milner, GA 30257


Office Phone 770-358-7861

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