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Port-a-Cath Service

 

Port-a-Caths are being used more commonly in clients requiring long-term treatment for various health conditions including oncology and haematology conditions.  Many clients who have a port-a-cath in situ can keep the line for several years, often well beyond the treatment  period.
 
This service includes the maintenance of port-a-caths by flushing with heparin to ensure patency of the line.
 
Nursing staff have been trained and certified in providing such a service.

This service is provided at Birkirkara Health Centre Cospicua Health Centre and Rabat Health Centre​

The client is referred to this service by the Medical Doctor from SAMOC.

The client will be given an information booklet from SAMOC with details. The client is to bring this patient information booklet with them to every appointment for documentation purposes.

Client’s who do not have a backflow or whose port-a-cath is not patent will be referred back to SAMOC.