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

Start Page

23

End Page

27

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