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HepLock vs INT

What are terms used in different areas for intermittent peripheral IV access?

Saline lock, saline well,

Saline lock, saline well, INT which is a old term referring to the original butterfly needle used for this purpose. Those are the most common ones. Some are still using heparin lock or heparin well, although we no longer use heparin for short PIVs. In reviewing medical records from all over the country for legal cases, I have seen some very strange terms used such as a PRN or reseal, but those are few and far between and really not appropriate in my opinion. 

Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, BC, CRNI

Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, BC, CRNI

Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.

126 Main Street, PO Box 10

Milner, GA 30257


Office Phone 770-358-7861

thanks for the fast reply

thanks for the fast reply Lynn!!

Kathy Dodd, RN, BSN

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