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[IPp] re: hospital-ketones

Thanks Carol! My last hospital birth was in 1994 (have had
homebirths ever since) so that's how old that memory was. :)
Just curious - why did they stop using heparin? Is it possible
that some places are still using it even though it might not be
standard anymore? I'm not sure why else they would give a 15yo
heparin unless there was a suspected deep-vein thrombosis or
something (highly doubtful as they probably wouldn't have turned
her loose after 24hrs). What else is it used for (that would be
diabetes related - I can't think of anything)? Sorry for all the
q's, I'm just really curious.

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Carol said:

 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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