CHEMOTHERAPY INFUSION PORT
Your doctor may recommend a chemotherapy port before you begin it. Some important questions to consider: What is a port exactly, when is the usage, and what are the benefits and downsides of having a port?
A port (also known as a port-a-cath) is a small device that implant under your skin to allow easy access to your bloodstream. Doctors can use a port to draw blood and infuse chemotherapy drugs.
Also people can use it if you need transfusions of red blood cells or platelets.
Whether or not your doctor recommends a port may depend on several things. Some medications can only give through a port. If you will be having several infusions of chemotherapy (some oncologists recommend port if you will more than four treatments), a port is often easier than inserting an IV each time. Moreover, some people have veins that are difficult to access, making a port is a better option than placing an IV.
CHEMOTHERAPY PORT NEEDLE
one of a category of medical tools which enter the skin, called sharps, is a very thin, hollow tube with a sharp tip which contains a small opening at the pointed end.
All needles are non coring and unique bevel at the tip with side hole. The port needles is very safety and straight.
Straight Port Needle
Chemotherapy pumps are also called infusion pumps. When the doctor gives the chemotherapy through a central line or a PICC line a pump can be attached to give a controll amount of drugs very slowly into your bloodstream. There are different types of pumps.
If you are staying in hospital for chemotherapy you will have it through a pump to attach to a drip stand. The drip stand is on wheels so you can walk about with it.
There are also pumps that you can go home with. Most of these pumps are continuous pressure pumps which means that they don’t need a battery. This type of pump is quite small. You can carry it in a bag or belt holster which you will be given at the hospital.