Switching from heparinized saline flush to normal saline flush for maintaining peripheral venous catheter patency.

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BACKGROUND The practice of using heparinized saline as a flush fluid for maintaining peripheral venous catheter patency of hospitalized patients in Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand is not evidence-based. OBJECTIVE To switch from heparinized saline flush to normal saline flush for maintaining peripheral venous catheter patency in the patients… (More)

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