Title

Improving practice through research: the case of heparin vs. saline for peripheral intermittent infusion devices

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

2-1-1993

NLM Title Abbreviation

Medsurg Nurs

Journal/Book/Conference Title

MEDSURG Nursing

PubMed ID

8319047

Abstract

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.

Keywords

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.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/433