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
Our policy is a needle change/new dressing every 7 days. No change that I'm aware of...
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., RN, BC, CRNI
Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.
126 Main Street, PO Box 10
Milner, GA 30257
Office Phone 770-358-7861