Submitted by coffeemania, PICC RN on Wed Oct 21 16:49:11 2009
We have a patient who has a Bard Power Port implanted a few months ago for blood product transfusion. She is a pharmacist. When our infusion nurses was about to heparinize the port she insisted that the port was a "special power port" that did not need to be heparinized. Is it really?