• Designed to standardize port access procedures
  • Provides the convenience of necessary kit components in a common package
  • Kit components are organized to facilitate sterile "best practices" for port access related procedures
  • Assists clinicians in complying with guidelines for sterile port access outlined by nursing societies and the CDC
  • Procedural Checklist included in every kit:
  • Educate and assist in sterile port access technique
  • Convenient documentation and tracking of port access procedure
  • Procedural checklist for simplified protocol documentation

Features

An estimated 3-6% of ports placed will develop a port-related infection, impacting a cancer patient’s already challenging treatment.1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Port-related infections may be due to the initial access or in-dwell of an infusion set in the patient’s port.

Port Access Related Implications

Port Access Checklist

For the patient:

  • Port removal
  • Chemotherapy/treatment interruption
  • Hospital in-patient stay
  • Secondary complications from infection
  • Placement of a 2nd device that may not offer the benefits of a port

For the facility:

  • Port removal
  • Potential hospital stay
  • Additional procedures and devices
  • Less or lack of reimbursement due to recent CMS changes regarding central line infections

Proper Port-Access Technique Matters

Nearly 80% of Oncology Nurses surveyed by Bard cite poor sterile technique, site prep or access procedures as the likely cause for port access related infections.

Help clinicians to meet the following:

CDC Logo, Center For Disease Control Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Guidelines
Infusion Nursing Society (INS) Standards of Practice Infusion Nursing Society
(INS) Standards of Practice
Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Guidelines Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Guidelines
OSHA, Occupational Safety & Health Administration logoOccupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Guidelines
The Joint Commission (JCAHO) National Patient Safety GoalsThe Joint Commission (JCAHO) National Patient Safety Goals

Bard® Port Access Kit available in the following safety infusion set configurations:

MiniLoc Safety Infusion Set
SafeStep Huber Needle Set
PowerLoc® Safety Infusion Set
PowerLoc® Max Safety Infusion Set
  1. Vescia, S. et al., Management of Venous Port Systems in Oncology: A review of current evidence, Annals of Oncology, Sept 2007, 19:9-15.
  2. Groeger, Jeffrey S. et.al., Infectious Morbidity Associated with Long-Term Use of Venouos Access Devices in Patients with Cancer, Annals of Internal Medicine, 1993; 119:1168-1174.
  3. Grannan, Kevin I., et.al., Early and Late Complications of Totally Implantable Venous Access Devices, Journal of Surgical Oncology, 1990, 44:52-54.
  4. Pegeus, David, et.al., Comparison of Infections in Hickman and Implanted Port Catheters in Adult Solid Tumor Patients, Journal of Surgical Oncology, 49: 156-162 (1992).
  5. Groeger, Jeffrey S. et.al., Venous Access in the Cancer Patient, Principles and Practice of Oncology, 1991; vol. 5 no. 3

Survey results on file at C. R. Bard, Inc.

Please consult product labels, IFU, and package inserts for any indications, contraindications, hazards, warnings, cautions, and instructions for use.

Specifications

PowerLoc® MAX PAK Gauge Inch With Y-Site
Product Code
Without Y-Site
Product Code
19 .75" 2131975 2141975
1" 2131910 2141910
1.5" 2131915 2141915
20 .75" 2132075 2142075
1" 2132010 2142010
1.5" 2132015 2142015
22 .75" 2132275 2142275
1" 2132210 2142210
1.5" 2132215 2142215
PowerLoc® PAK Gauge Inch With Y-Site
Product Code
Without Y-Site
Product Code
19 .75" 2671934 2651934
1" 2671910 2651910
1.5" 2671915 2651915
20 .75" 2672034 2652034
1" 2672010 2652010
1.5" 2672015 2652015
22 .75" 2672234 2652234
1" 2672210 2652210
1.5" 2672215 2652215
MiniLoc® PAK Gauge Inch With Y-Site
Product Code
Without Y-Site
Product Code
19 .75" 2681934 2631934
1" 2681910 2631910
1.5" 2681915 2631915
20 .75" 2682034 2632034
1" 2682010 2632010
1.5" 2682015 2632015
22 .75" 2682234 2632234
1" 2682210 2632210
1.5" 2682215 2632215
SafeStep® PAK Gauge Inch With Y-Site
Product Code
Without Y-Site
Product Code
19 .75" PA-0033YN PA-0033
1" PA-0034YN PA-0034
1.5" PA-0040YN PA-0040
20 .75" PA-0031YN PA-0031
1" PA-0032YN PA-0032
1.5" PA-0038YN PA-0038
22 .75" PA-0029YN PA-0029
1" PA-0030YN PA-0030
1.5" PA-0036YN PA-0036

Kit Components

Description Kit
Your Preferred Bard® Huber Needle 1
Syringe, Sodium Chloride (Saline) 0.9%, 10mL 1
Chloraprep™ One-Step Applicator 1
Dressing, Transparent 1
Gauze Pad, 2 in. x 2 in. 4
Gloves, Non-Latex, Sterile 2
Procedure Checklist 1
Mask 1
Prep Pad, Alcohol 1
Prep Pad, Skin Protectant 1
Tape Strips, Anchor (3 per) 1
Towel, Absorbent 1
Dressing Change Label 1

Literature

Please refer below to the Instructions for Use (IFUs) for any indications, contraindications, hazards, warnings, and cautions.