Heparin Use and Problems

Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone has had any problems using the syringe to inject heparin into your dialysate bags. I have poked through the bag before and had to use a new one. I also have accidentally stabbed myself with the syringe as well. Does anyone else have this problem?

We have all stabbed ourselves at least once with the syringe. OUCH! The Heparin is supposed to be injected into the PORT not the bag. Are you having trouble using the PORT? It is important that you insert the needle directly into the center of the PORT…otherwise the needle will penetrate the outside of the port, spraying the heparin onto the bag or table. Contact your PD nurse for help.