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Complications of Using an Unapproved Needle for Accessing an Implanted Venous Access Device (VAD)

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Description:

The plastic septum of an implanted venous access device (VAD) should only be entered by a Huber (noncoring) needle. Use of a regular needle to access the port can result in the generation of plastic cores which can dislodge or which can leave holes in the septum.

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