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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Prehospital staff members do not currently have the option of establishing a heparin or saline lock for maintaining IV access.
00, compared with the cost for a saline lock of R5.
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.
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.
Figure 1 Comparison of Catheter Locks and tPa Usage Catheter days/10 Vials used April-June with heparin lock 176 45 July-Sept with saline lock 133 49 Note: Table made from bar graph.
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)?
Rule 224 permits a RN to delegate starting a peripheral IV saline lock to an unlicensed person providing all of the delegation criteria are met.
If she's still on an intravenous line, saline lock it, cover it with a Tegaderm dressing, and have her shower, Dr.
The VantageCath[TM] utilizes a closed-hub system that eliminates the need to tamponade above the site while connecting tubing or saline lock.
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.