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Glenda Dennis

I would like to know the most common protocol for heparin locking a port-a-cath.  Do you use heparin 100u per ml or 10u per ml. 


Thank you

The INS flush protocol cards

The INS flush protocol cards recommend 100 unit per ml for a port.  Our oncologists prefer this as well.\

Valorie Dunn, RN, BSN, CRNI

Infusion Therapy Coordinator

Home Health Pharmacy

St. Elizabeth Regional Health

Valorie Dunn,BSN, RN, CRNI, PLNC

Port Flushing

I am not clear if the question on port flushing is @ time of deaccessing or while accessed and recieving intermittent meds.

While accessed, recieving intermittent fluids/meds, 10 unit/ml hep flush is used. We do not use Positive pressure caps.

When deaccessing, 100 units/ml hep lock is used.

The port would then be flushed every month to maintain.

Moira McErlean

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