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etroesch
Saline only Flushing

We are in the process of eliminating as much Heparin as possible from our Flushing Portocol.

Does anyone have any comment on monthly Port maintenance with Saline?

We are presently still using Heparin.

lynncrni
You can use saline only if

You can use saline only if you have a valved port - Groshong or PASV ports. Lynn 

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

www.hadawayassociates.com

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

Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.

PO Box 10

Milner, GA 30257

Website http://www.hadawayassociates.com

Office Phone 770-358-7861

Kevin Travis Flint
We use positive pressure

We use positive pressure valves (MaxPlus) on all our open ended ports and CL's, we are a heparin free facility and have very low occlusion rates.  We do not use the PASV ports.

 

Kevin

lynncrni
The original question was

The original question was about the monthly access and flush of a port that is not in regular use. Most do not feel that this flush should be with saline only regardless of the type of needleless device being used.  

 

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

www.hadawayassociates.com

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

Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.

PO Box 10

Milner, GA 30257

Website http://www.hadawayassociates.com

Office Phone 770-358-7861

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