Implanted Venous Ports: Overview & Access for Use
Learn the proper procedure for accessing and de-accessing an implanted venous port.
Often referred to as a “VAD”, the venous port is a common vascular access device that may be implanted in patients who will need long-term infusions.
This 1.5-hour program is designed to provide Nurses and post-graduate nursing students with an overview of implanted venous ports.
Content will include:
- Overview of the port design, and the variety of ports and types of non-coring access needles available
- Review of the proper procedure for accessing an implanted venous port
- Demonstration of the port access procedure on real “live” patients
- Methods for port assessment prior to access
- Factors to consider when selecting needle length
- Sterile field set-up
- Proper stabilization of the port for needle entry
- Demonstration of needle removal / de-access of an implanted venous port
Included in this program is a live recorded audio/slide presentation given by Kay Coulter, CRNI, VA-BC, videos of 2 live implanted venous port access (and de-access) demonstrations, and a downloadable Implanted Venous Ports: Overview & Access for Use workbook.