Position forefinger and middle finger of non-dominant hand on base.
Firmly grasp wings between thumb and forefinger of the dominant hand, remove the needle from the port. Fully retract the needleto ensure the needle point is positioned within the protective well.
per institution Protocol.
Grasp the wings between thumb and forefinger of dominant hand. Remove needle guard with non-dominant hand.
Using the forefinger and middle finger of the non-dominant hand locate and stabilize the vascular access port.
Position the needle over port and insert needle perpendicular into vascular access port by pressing down with index finger while aiming for the center of the port septum. Advance needle through the skin and septum until reaching the bottom of reservoir.