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A specific dressing for safety Huber needles soon available (21/11/2008)

 With 27,000 chemotherapies and 1,500 implantable catheter ports installed each year, the René Gauducheau centre of Nantes pioneered the use of safety Huber needles as early as 2004.

In this cancer centre specializing in the treatment of solid tumours, Huber needles were previously the primary cause of BEAs. But while secure needles have won universal praise from nursing staff, dressings have become unsuitable.

Sophie Rochard, the responsible pharmacist at the René Gauducheau centre, and Philippe Bourcier, the medical device manager for the pharmacy, bring up the problems encountered, and the very positive reaction to the new dressings specifically developed by Laboratoires Pérouse.

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