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Guide to Non-Coring Needles

All implanted ports must be accessed with a non-coring needled, sometimes referred to as a Huber Needle. Non-coring needles are manufactured by many companies with each having specific features.  You will need to have knowledge of the brand used in your institution and reference the manufacturer’s instructions for use.  Non-coring needles come in many sizes to fit the depth of the port and viscosity of the infusate.  Several companies have developed power injector ports used for injecting contrast materials in enhanced imaging procedures.  These power ports must be accessed with a power non-coring and extension.  Always use safety engineered devices for needlestick prevention.

Please note: These lists are for reference and educational use only. Pedagogy does not recommend the use of any product or product manufacturer. 

Download a printable copy of the Guide to Non-Coring Needles resource

This resource accompanies our continuing education courses, Current Practices in the Management of Central Lines 2016 and It's All About Ports which is also part of of many of our IV Certification course packages

Guide to Non-Coring Needles

Below is an overview of the safety non-coring needle devices available on the market. 

Kawasumi Laboratories America, Inc  Product Catalog

Photo Product
Gripper-Plus.jpg Gripper Plus Safety Huber Needle
Gripper Plus Huber Instruction Sheet
Gripper-Micro.jpg Gripper Micro

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