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Subcutaneous Butterfly Lines for Medication Administration: Clinical Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines

Published on: January 3, 2019
Project Number: RB1293-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of subcutaneous butterfly lines primed and flushed with saline for the delivery of subcutaneous medication?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness subcutaneous butterfly lines primed and flushed with saline for the delivery of subcutaneous medication?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the insertion, care, maintenance, and use of subcutaneous butterfly lines for the administration of medications and fluids?

Key Message

No relevant literature was identified regarding the clinical effectiveness or cost-effectiveness of subcutaneous butterfly lines primed and flushed with saline for the delivery of subcutaneous medication. In addition, no relevant evidence-based guidelines were identified.

Tags

infusions, subcutaneous, injections, injections, subcutaneous, saline solution, hypertonic, sodium chloride, medical devices, winged, intradermal, flush, priming, scalp vein