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Improving practice through research: the case of heparin vs. saline for peripheral intermittent infusion devices
MEDSURG Nursing
  • C. J. Goode
  • Charmaine Kleiber, University of Iowa
  • M. Titler
  • S. Small
  • Barbara A. Rakel, University of Iowa
  • Victoria J. Steelman, University of Iowa
  • J. B. Walker
  • Kathleen C. Buckwalter, University of Iowa
Document Type
Article
Peer Reviewed
1
Publication Date
2-1-1993
NLM Title Abbreviation
Medsurg Nurs
PubMed ID
8319047
Abstract

Peripheral intermittent infusion devices are commonly used to administer periodic doses of medications to adults and children. Research findings provide a strong base for changing practice to using saline instead of heparin to flush these devices in children over 28 days old and in adults. This research-based change in practice will enhance the quality of care that patients receive and decrease the costs of their care.

Keywords
  • Infusion Devices,
  • Intermittent,
  • Irrigation,
  • Heparin,
  • Normal Saline,
  • Research,
  • Nursing -- Utilization,
  • Change Management,
  • Inpatients
Published Article/Book Citation
MEDSURG Nursing, 2:1 (1993) pp.23-27.
Disciplines
Citation Information
C. J. Goode, Charmaine Kleiber, M. Titler, S. Small, et al.. "Improving practice through research: the case of heparin vs. saline for peripheral intermittent infusion devices" MEDSURG Nursing Vol. 2 Iss. 1 (1993) p. 23 - 27 ISSN: 1092-0811
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/charmaine_kleiber/18/