PORTS AND CENTRAL LINES
Most children undergoing chemotherapy undergo surgery to implant a device called a “right atrial catheter,” “central line, ” or “port.” Ports and central lines lessen the number of needle pokes that cancer kids have to endure. More information on ports and central lines can be found on the web sites linked to below.
This site includes descriptions of the different types of central lines and ports, precautions for children who have these devices, PCC lines and Omya reservoirs, and helpful parents’ comments.
COVERUPS FOR LINES
This organization sells cover-ups and sleeves to protect PICC lines from moisture, dirt, and germs, as well as to offer a colorful way to conceal them from sight.
ACCO does not endorse the use/or lack of use of any specific catheter holding device. We recommend that you ask your child’s doctor for advice regarding the use of any medical device or attachment to any medical device, with regards to possible transmission of germs that may lead to infection.