port a cath needle & dressing change
Hello everyone, this is a querry of when to change the huber needle. In our hospital we all agree to change the huber needle with dressing changes every week but aÂ question arised when the dressing needs to be changed frequently becauseÂ the patient isÂ diaphoretic , can the dressing be changedÂ more frequently than the huber needle? i.e. the dressing is removed carefully, then with sterileÂ procedure cleansed the skin with the needleÂ in placeÂ with chlorhexidine just like having a catheter in place and replaced with another dressing then secure, this saves the patient from frequent access. This is only for some special situation but does this practice make sense??
Your comments and suggestionsÂ are greatly appreciated