saline lock

saline lock

A device with one or more ports which is used to infuse saline.

saline lock

An intravenous portal, usually placed and left in a vein in one of the patient's arms, and used episodically for fluid or medication infusions. Salt water flushes are used to maintain its patency. Saline locks replaced heparin locks in the 1990s because of cost and efficacy and because heparin locks posed a rare but unacceptable risk of heparin-related allergies, esp. heparin-related thrombocytopenia.
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Bijur, "Comparison of Laboratory Values Obtained by Phlebotomy versus Saline Lock Devices," Academic Emergency Medicine, vol.
Sliwa Jr., "A comparative study of hematocrits drawn from a standard venipuncture and those drawn from a saline lock device," Journal of Emergency Nursing, vol.
Prehospital staff members do not currently have the option of establishing a heparin or saline lock for maintaining IV access.
The nurse in the emergency room comes into Aaron's room, and explains to him and his wife, "Your physician wants you to have a saline lock and an antibiotic called cefuroxime (Zinacef) intravenously every eight hours.
Straight-line blood tubing into saline lock or port of central line and infuse PRBCs Upon completion of infusion and between units of PRBCs, flush IV with prefilled 10 cc normal saline.
The contractions became regular again, about five minutes apart, and Mark and Robin helped me relax by saying, pretty much exclusively, "Relax." I got in the shower again, and one of the nurses wrapped the arm with the saline lock so it wouldn't get wet.
During our change in practice, not all patients who received a saline lock presented with a dysfunctional catheter and required tPA to restore patency.
Course graduates carry a small aid bag containing supplies for controlling bleeding, initiating saline lock and intravenous infusion, and other procedures.
Q: Can a RN delegate starting a peripheral IV saline lock to an EMT/Paramedic in the Emergency Department (ED)?
If she's still on an intravenous line, saline lock it, cover it with a Tegaderm dressing, and have her shower, Dr.
It is permitted under Rule 224 for a RN to delegate starting a peripheral IV saline lock to an unlicensed person providing all of the applicable delegation criteria are met.
The Kaplan Meier estimate of survival curve ignored covariates while giving an estimate of survival time for both the heparin and normal saline locked IVCs.