👉A portacath or “port” provides intravenous access to a large vein in the body to deliver chemotherapy, blood products, antibiotics, and IV fluids.
👉Large veins are better for rapid infusion of high volumes or because some drugs, like cancer chemotherapies, can cause severe irritation if delivered to the smaller veins of the arms or legs or could lead to a chemical burn if they were to leak into surrounding tissues.
👉The portal refers to a reservoir implanted under the skin, usually in the upper chest below the collarbone.
👉To access the port, a narrow needle with is inserted into the port where the bump is, either with or without numbing the skin beforehand.
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