Just had a conversation with the surgeon who inserts most Port-o-caths for the local Ca Clinic. He was stating that the chemo nurses shouldn't have to withdraw blood prior to inserting chemo. When I said they are following the accepted protocol, he (of course) stated that it's faulty, that Ports where never originally designed for withdrawing blood, that he "defies anyone to show any literature" that seeing blood makesÂ infusing chemoÂ any safer.
So, any suggestions for articles??!!?
He was quick to say that he only means Ports, not PICCs or PIVs. I assume thats because I insert the PICCs for the Ca Clinic!