Heparin Lock Dosages and Saline Flush Frequency for Intravascular Access Devices


( Last Updated : July 28, 2021)
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RB1583-000

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Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of heparin locking intravascular access devices with 100 U/mL of heparin versus 10 U/mL of heparin in pediatric patients?
  2. What is the clinical effectiveness of frequency of saline flushing plus heparin locking of non-continuous use intravascular access devices (i.e., not currently administering medication)?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding dosage for heparin locking intravascular access devices in pediatric patients?
  4. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding frequency of saline flushing plus heparin locking of non-continuous use intravascular access devices in pediatric patients (i.e., not currently administering medication)?

Key Message

No literature was identified regarding the clinical effectiveness of heparin locking intravascular access devices with 100 U/mL of heparin versus 10 U/mL of heparin in pediatric patients.

No literature was identified regarding the clinical effectiveness of frequency of saline flushing plus heparin locking of non-continuous use intravascular access devices (i.e., not currently administering medication).

One evidence-based guideline was identified regarding dosage for heparin locking intravascular access devices and frequency of saline flushing plus heparin locking of non-continuous use intravascular access devices in pediatric patients.