Trying to see what best practice is....There is a pre-mixed bag of heparin hanging as a primary solution. Per the heparin protocol a PTT is obtained every 6 hours and an IV push bolus may be indicated per the results of the PTT. (Per our policy we cannot run the pump to deliver the bolus). Do people flush with saline at the y site after administering the IV push dose? I feel you have to in order to get the med out of the y site but then there is a length of IV tubing with heparin in it that is also delivered to the patient.
I look forward to responses. Thank you.