A couple of months ago, my insurance decided that I no longer needed a Home Health nurse to come out once a week to de-access and re-access my central line. (I have a central line, Bard PowerPort to receive IV fluids 5 times a week.) At first this news was not only surprising, but kind of scary. As a result, a Home Nurse came out twice to teach my step-daughter how to carryout the switch instead. Talk about nervous! I was confident that she would be able to learn the process, but couldn't help but fear how long it would take her, the increased risk of already elated risk for line infections. Would we be able to successfully change the huber needle and dressing under the directed sterile conditions? So far, she has been fantastic at accessing my PORT weekly, without any complications.
A proud mother, educator, Gastroparesis Advocate,