Implementing a Change: Switching from Heparin to Saline in Pediatric Peripheral IV Lines; A Pilot Project

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156162
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Presentation
Title:
Implementing a Change: Switching from Heparin to Saline in Pediatric Peripheral IV Lines; A Pilot Project
Abstract:
Implementing a Change: Switching from Heparin to Saline in Pediatric Peripheral IV Lines; A Pilot Project
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:White, Mary L., RN, MSN, APRN-BC
P.I. Institution Name:University of Detroit Mercy
Title:Instructor
Co-Authors:Jamie Crawley, MBA, RN and Linda A. Lewandowski, PhD, RN
[Research Presentation] Purpose:áThe purpose of this double-blind, random, quasi-experimental design pilot study will be to determine if saline is equal to or more effective than heparin when flushing pediatric peripheral IV lines. A total of 96 pediatric patients at Children's Hospital of Michigan will be participating. Background: A review of literature supports using saline in pediatric peripheral IV lines.áReasons cited include decreased pain reported by the patients; decreased nursing time in flushing the lines; lower side effects; cost-effectiveness, and cultural considerations since heparin is made from animal products. An international phone, e-mail, and web-based survey of 36 hospitals found that 28 hospitals use saline (77.7%) in peripheral pediatric IV lines, while Children's Hospital of Michigan uses heparin. Methods: This pilot project will begin in January of 2007.áCriteria for inclusion in the study will be: children between the ages of 4 weeks and 18 years; diabetes pediatric patients who would have a second heplock for lab draws; those children with IV fluids that are at a KVO rate or a rate that is ordered only for maintaining the IV (and not for hydration); those children with renal disease who are on fluid restrictions and have a heplock for lab draws; and those children who need IV antibiotics but do not need the IV fluids for their care. Excluded from the study will be children on thrombolytic therapy. Results: To be analyzed at study completion. Discussion: Will be based on results.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleImplementing a Change: Switching from Heparin to Saline in Pediatric Peripheral IV Lines; A Pilot Projecten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156162-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Implementing a Change: Switching from Heparin to Saline in Pediatric Peripheral IV Lines; A Pilot Project</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">White, Mary L., RN, MSN, APRN-BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Detroit Mercy</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Instructor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">aw4919@wayne.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Jamie Crawley, MBA, RN and Linda A. Lewandowski, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Purpose:&aacute;The purpose of this double-blind, random, quasi-experimental design pilot study will be to determine if saline is equal to or more effective than heparin when flushing pediatric peripheral IV lines. A total of 96 pediatric patients at Children's Hospital of Michigan will be participating. Background: A review of literature supports using saline in pediatric peripheral IV lines.&aacute;Reasons cited include decreased pain reported by the patients; decreased nursing time in flushing the lines; lower side effects; cost-effectiveness, and cultural considerations since heparin is made from animal products. An international phone, e-mail, and web-based survey of 36 hospitals found that 28 hospitals use saline (77.7%) in peripheral pediatric IV lines, while Children's Hospital of Michigan uses heparin. Methods: This pilot project will begin in January of 2007.&aacute;Criteria for inclusion in the study will be: children between the ages of 4 weeks and 18 years; diabetes pediatric patients who would have a second heplock for lab draws; those children with IV fluids that are at a KVO rate or a rate that is ordered only for maintaining the IV (and not for hydration); those children with renal disease who are on fluid restrictions and have a heplock for lab draws; and those children who need IV antibiotics but do not need the IV fluids for their care. Excluded from the study will be children on thrombolytic therapy. Results: To be analyzed at study completion. Discussion: Will be based on results.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:30:52Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:30:52Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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