Oncology 101

Accessing Implanted Ports: Still a Source of Controversy

Seth Eisenberg

implanted venous access ports
CJON 2011, 15(3), 324-326. DOI: 10.1188/11.CJON.324-326

In delivering safe care to their patients, oncology nurses should be familiar with the proper use and maintenance of implanted ports. Yet, despite the ubiquitous presence of implanted ports, accessing techniques and patency maintenance remain controversial. Additional research is needed to establish practices based on evidence.

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