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Evidence-Based Practice

Reduction of Erosion Risk in Adult Patients With Implanted Venous Access Ports

Jennifer Burris
Mary Weis
CJON 2014, 18(4), 403-405 DOI: 10.1188/14.CJON.403-405

One of the most common venous access devices used in patients with cancer is the implanted venous access port. Although incidences of infection and thrombosis are the most commonly reported complications, erosion rates of venous access ports are estimated at almost 1%. This article describes how evidence-based interdisciplinary interventions decreased port erosions for a regional health center from 3.2% to less than 1%.

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