Efficacy of normal saline injection with and without heparin for maintaining intermittent intravenous site.

This study evaluated the effectiveness of normal saline versus normal saline containing 10 U per 1 mL heparin for preventing loss of an intermittent intravenous site (heparin lock). The sample consisted of 260 surgical patients from a general surgery and a cardiovascular surgery nursing unit at a tertiary care hospital. Results indicated that heparinized… CONTINUE READING