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Interventional radiology Portacath Insertion (VR)

Contributed on September 8, 2023, last updated January 17, 2024.



Lisa Kirk RN BSN MHS, Douglas College

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Interventional radiology: a port insertion for chemotherapy treatment

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the pre and post procedural care of a patient experiencing an Interventional Radiology Portacath insertion for chemotherapy treatments.
  2. Demonstrate appropriate nursing and collaborative interventions to manage post procedure care of a patient experiencing an interventional radiological procedure.
  3. Recognize the collaboration between members of the Interdisciplinary team members involved in the patient preparation and pre/ intra/ post procedural care.
  4. Demonstrate evidenced based patient education to a patient experiencing an interventional radiology procedure including pre/intra/post procedural care.

Simulation Modality:

Extended reality (virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality), Video


This simulation’s scenario and script were formally peer-reviewed by two external institutions, then the final simulation was pilot tested by several students on a student testing committee then as part of the Virtu-WIL Student Program’s rollout.


290, 360video, Virtual reality


Kirk L. Interventional radiology Portacath Insertion (VR). Simulation resource published by Simulation Canada; 2023. Available from

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Undergraduate / post-secondary

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