Reply To: Port-a-cath

November 2, 2013 at 4:04 am

The port is handled differently than an IV and has less space to travel than an IV in your hand. Also if the nurse flushed the port too quickly–slamming the saline in to clear the line made my head spin so I made sure it was slowly administered after that. The port has a direct line to a major artery and this may make you dizzy…tired??

I’d ask what IV rate the pump was running?? If too fast this can cause light headedness.