Recommendations after the implantation of the intravenous port

Below is the text of the post-treatment recommendations. I prepared it for three reasons.

  1. the text is not short, but it can't be any other way because I consider the brief information in two lines to be at least insufficient,

  2. of the large amount of information provided even in a calm conversation after the procedure, a large part may escape somewhere and the next day the person faces doubts again, but does not want or is embarrassed to bother with telephone calls, or calls and cannot get through and therefore either does not do something or doing it wrong

  3. you usually prefer to go home as soon as possible after the procedure, rather than wait an hour or two for information, and I have many treatments to do during the day, which greatly reduces the amount of time for direct contact.

Recommendations are standard, because the procedure itself is standard. We are all different, but fortunately, recommendations for post-implantation or port removal procedures can be unified. These recommendations are included on each hospital information card. Of course, if you have any doubts, we can clarify them. Usually a telephone contact is sufficient.

Port implantation is, on a surgical scale, a minimally traumatic procedure. They are bigger. But the reasons for pain after the procedure are still there - two skin incisions, preparation of a place for the port pocket, pulling the catheter.

The pain is greatest immediately after the injury, and usually subsides as it heals. So if you decide that something needs to be done about the feeling in the area, you should take Efferalgan Codeine 2 - 3 times a day, one tablet for three days (always keep an interval of not less than 4 hours between doses), regardless of whether you feel pain or not, and on the fourth day you should not take the medicine and assess whether you still have symptoms that justify the use of an analgesic. If so, continue treatment with pain medicine. If not, you can end it

Of course, if you have your painkillers, it is worth checking their effectiveness. If they provide comfort and pain relief, there is no need to use Efferalgan Codeine.

Analgesic - Efferalgan Codeine 1 tabl. every 4-6 hours. The preparation contains paracetamol and codeine.

The total dose of paracetamol must not exceed 4 g per day - including all paracetamol-containing products. To avoid overdose, check that other medications you are taking do not contain paracetamol or codeine. In any case of taking a single dose of paracetamol in a dose of 5 g or more, induce vomiting if less than an hour has passed since ingestion and contact a doctor immediately. It is worth giving 60-100 g of activated charcoal orally, preferably mixed with water.

Please do not use higher doses than recommended.

Hypersensitivity to paracetamol, codeine or any of the excipients is a contraindication to the use of the preparation. When using the product, you can not drink alcohol or take drugs containing alcohol due to the increased risk of toxic liver damage.

Due to the sodium content of 380 mg (16.5 mEq) per tablet, the product should be used with caution in patients on a sodium-restricted diet. It is contraindicated to use the product concomitantly with MAO inhibitors and within 2 weeks after the end of treatment with these drugs due to the possibility of a state of agitation and high fever.

Paracetamol enhances the effect of oral anticoagulants from the coumarin group.

The product may impair psychophysical efficiency and therefore, while using the product, do not drive or operate mechanical devices.

Therapeutic doses of codeine can cause side effects similar to those seen with other opiates, but they are less frequent and milder in nature.

The following may occur: excessive sedation, agitation, mood disorders, miosis, urinary retention, hypersensitivity reactions (pruritus, urticaria and rash), constipation, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, dizziness, bronchospasm.

Special precautions for storage - please keep out of the reach and sight of children.

Please store the medicine below 25 degrees Celsius.

The port is a simple device - just a "thimble" and a catheter connected to it. However, in order not to infect or "clog" it, it requires strict adherence to simple rules.

Each contact with the port, as well as with other vascular access, e.g. venfolon (that is, in human terms, with direct access to blood) must be free of bacteria. If bacteria could dream, blood would be a dream environment for them - warmth and nutrients in abundance.

In order for the use of the port to be safe, aseptic rules must be observed: the person using the port should wash their hands, disinfect