(Closed) Heparin Lock

posted 6 years ago in Babies
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@travellingfool:  A heparin lock, saline lock and IV are all basically the same. The difference is if you have a continuous infusion or not. Any IV can be locked for freedom of movement, it just depends on what you need. Most hospitals are doing saline locks now instead of heparin locks, the only difference being the medication used to lock the IV. I had a saline lock placed, that was hooked up to medications or infusions when needed. Hope that helps some.

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