Oncology 101

Port Navigation: Let the Journey Begin

Penelope Arch

central venous access device
CJON 2007, 11(4), 485-488. DOI: 10.1188/07.CJON.485-488

Central venous access plays an important role in modern medical patient assessment and treatment. The use of central venous access devices has become routine in the oncology setting. Clinical oncology nurses need to know how the devices function, how to provide proper care, and how to manage potential side effects. The focus of this article will be on the navigation of implanted, skin-tunneled ports.

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