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A feasibility study of the use of non-heparinised 0.9% sodium chloride for transduced arterial and venous lines.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7620258     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In intensive care units where heparinised arterial lines are used, frequently staff venepuncture their patients to ensure accuracy of clotting studies. The purpose of this study was to assess the practicality of using a non-heparinised continuous flush for arterial lines, which would enable blood for coagulation studies to be taken from the arterial line, thus avoiding further patient discomfort and invasion. The study has resulted in a change of unit policy.
Authors:
A Gamby; J Bennett
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Intensive & critical care nursing : the official journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0964-3397     ISO Abbreviation:  Intensive Crit Care Nurs     Publication Date:  1995 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-08-31     Completed Date:  1995-08-31     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9211274     Medline TA:  Intensive Crit Care Nurs     Country:  SCOTLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  148-50     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Catheters, Indwelling*
Feasibility Studies
Humans
Intensive Care
Irrigation / methods,  nursing*
Middle Aged
Sodium Chloride / administration & dosage*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
7647-14-5/Sodium Chloride

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