J Infus Nurs 2020 May/Jun;43(3):167-171
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State Health Heart and Vascular Institute, CV Interventional Radiology, Hershey, Pennsylvania (Drs Tancredi, Kissane, Lynch, and Waybill); Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Department of Public Health Sciences, Penn State Clinical and Transitional Science Institute, Hershey, Pennsylvania (Drs Li and Kong).
This study compared the 30-day infection risk of chest ports accessed on the same day as placement and chest ports with delayed initial access. The aim was to evaluate a larger data set that provided evidence for the development of port access guidelines. A retrospective chart review of 3322 chest port placement procedures performed between October 15, 2003, and June 10, 2015, was conducted at the interventional radiology department of a single institution. Read More