Priming SQ Port - Controlled Substances

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Helen Yeung
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Priming SQ Port - Controlled Substances

Hello All,

We noticed that some controlled substances do not have sufficient overfill to prime the SQ port therefore prompting the providers to order extra dose that led to additional waste, or the nurses to override an extra dose on the pyxis resulting in narcotic discrepancy.

I wonder if anyone can share your practice on handling SQ port priming.

Thank you,

Helen PL Yeung, BScPhm, Pharm.D
Pharmacy Supervisor | Hazardous Drugs Safety Coordinator
Kaleida Health | DeGraff Medical Park
445 Tremont St, North Tonawanda, NY 14120
pyeung@kaleidahealth.org | Phone: 716-690-2232