How do I attach the A.M.I.® Clip-a-Port to the tissue?
The A.M.I.® Clip-a-Port is simply clipped on – hence the name. Using the clip instead of sutures saves an average of 10 minutes per port implantation. All you have to do is slip the clip beneath the fascia.
Can I also suture A.M.I.’s® Clip-a-Port like conventional ports?
If you prefer to, you can place one suture. Simply pull the suture through the gap between the clip and the port’s base, then suture it to the tissue.
Why is polyurethane the best material for catheters?
Polyurethane is highly bend resistant and therefore easier to implant. After implantation and exposure to body temperature, it then becomes softer and more malleable and so guards against venous perforation. In addition, the extra-soft catheter tip (blue in colour) makes sure that veins are even better protected when the catheter is first inserted.
What do I need to know before using the A.M.I.® Clip-a-Port
Instructions are available from A.M.I. and should be consulted before first implanting the A.M.I.® Clip-a-Port. This illustrated handout explains the procedure step by step.
How can I ensure the catheter won’t occlude?
The flushing protocol is an important part of using port catheter systems. As for conventional ports, the A.M.I.® Clip-a-Port catheter should be flushed with a saline solution.
Can the A.M.I.® Clip-a-Port be used to take blood samples?
Yes, the A.M.I.® Clip-a-Port can be used to take blood samples in the same way as conventional ports.