Improving practice through research: the case of heparin vs. saline for peripheral intermittent infusion devices
NLM Title Abbreviation
Peripheral intermittent infusion devices are commonly used to administer periodic doses of medications to adults and children. Research findings provide a strong base for changing practice to using saline instead of heparin to flush these devices in children over 28 days old and in adults. This research-based change in practice will enhance the quality of care that patients receive and decrease the costs of their care.
Infusion Devices, Intermittent, Irrigation, Heparin, Normal Saline, Research, Nursing -- Utilization, Change Management, Inpatients
Published Article/Book Citation
MEDSURG Nursing, 2:1 (1993) pp.23-27.