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Leslie Jakobe
PIV saline flushes for Peds

We are looking into flushing our PIVs with saline only. Does anyone have any references or experience with this in Pediatrics/Neonates? Thanks! Leslie

The Winter issue of JAVA
The Winter issue of JAVA will have an article on heparin for locking catheters. I did a large literature review on the topic. Saline for PIVs in both adults and peds is not supported by research and the outcomes are reported to be the same, thus the ability to eliminate the heparin. Lynn

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

Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.

PO Box 10

Milner, GA 30257


Office Phone 770-358-7861

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