Our pharmacy is hoping to change to a prefilled, heparinized saline syringe for flushing
central lines(including open-ended PICCs).Â They want to use a 12ml syringe with
10ml of a saline/heparin solution containing 300units of Heparin.Â In the past, we
have flushed the other central lines with 200u Heparin each lumen, but the ports
with 5 ml=500units Heparin.
Â Any comments or suggestions appreciated.Â What Heparin dosage and solution amount
are you using at your facility?