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Re: [IPp] Re: hospital - ketones

> I'm relying on memory from my hospital childbirth days
> here...heparin is used to flush out the luer lock in an IV. Did
> she have a hep-lock (the IV can be removed and attached as
> needed, but a cannula remains in place - when things are injected
> into it they will flush it with saline or heparin afterwards - I
> guess so the cannula doesn't get blocked)?


 I'm in nursing school right now.  FYI - They're not using heparin to flush
out luer locks anymore.  Just saline now.

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