The next time an ER doctor asks me why I have a venous access port, I think I’ll show them this post.
IVs in my knuckles??? No way!!
The reason I have a VAP, is because I’m in the hospital a lot for my asthma and because I have very poor peripheral access. Fact: IV steroids are very harsh on veins and 40+ years of frequent use has pretty much destroyed mine. Rather than endure hours of torture to find a vein, now all they have to do is plug me in like a home appliance and I’m good to go.