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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/183056
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Heparin Flush: To Use of Not to Use
Author(s):
Clifford, Ruth
Author Details:
Ruth Clifford, RN, MSN, CCRN, Winter Haven Hospital, Winter Haven, FL, email: ruth.clifford@mfms.com
Abstract:
Purpose: To explore and discover the current practice in hospitals regarding the use of heparinized or non-heparinized solutions to prevent clotting in arterial and pulmonary lines. Complications of heparin use versus non-use are reviewed. Thrombolic events and thrombocytopenia data is analyzed.
Method: An international exploratory study design was used. After the appropriate institutional review board granted approval, a survey utilizing SurveyMonkey.com was electronically made available to the professional group members of Advanced Nursing Practice in Acute and Critical Care (ANPACC). Seventy-nine responses were obtained during the time period. Forty-four respondents from different hospitals participated in the study by submitting their completed survey to SurveyMonkey.com. Thirty-five of the responses received were from the same hospital and were separated from the other forty-four facility responses to reduce the incident of bias.
Findings: Results demonstrated the use of heparinized solutions varied among hospitals. Solutions varied from unit to unit within one reporting facility. Several hospitals continue to use heparin while some do not. Using non-heparinized solutions results in few complications. Data demonstrates heparin is not required to prevent clotting.
Discussion: Based on the investigation by this author, many hospitals are still utilizing heparin in their pressurized flushing systems. The trend appears to be moving forward with the non-use of heparinized solutions without subsequence reported complications.
Timing, geographical breadth and focal concentration of the survey indicate further investigation regarding safety, risks and benefits of using or not using heparin is needed.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference
Conference Host:
University of South Florida College of Nursing; Magnet Hospitals of Florida; Sigma Theta Tau International; Florida Organization of Nurse Executives
Conference Location:
Kissimmee, Florida
Description:
6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference � Theme: Research at the Point of Care. Held 12-13 February 2009 at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Kissimmee, Florida, USA.
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHeparin Flush: To Use of Not to Useen_GB
dc.contributor.authorClifford, Ruthen_US
dc.author.detailsRuth Clifford, RN, MSN, CCRN, Winter Haven Hospital, Winter Haven, FL, email: ruth.clifford@mfms.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/183056-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To explore and discover the current practice in hospitals regarding the use of heparinized or non-heparinized solutions to prevent clotting in arterial and pulmonary lines. Complications of heparin use versus non-use are reviewed. Thrombolic events and thrombocytopenia data is analyzed. <br/>Method: An international exploratory study design was used. After the appropriate institutional review board granted approval, a survey utilizing SurveyMonkey.com was electronically made available to the professional group members of Advanced Nursing Practice in Acute and Critical Care (ANPACC). Seventy-nine responses were obtained during the time period. Forty-four respondents from different hospitals participated in the study by submitting their completed survey to SurveyMonkey.com. Thirty-five of the responses received were from the same hospital and were separated from the other forty-four facility responses to reduce the incident of bias. <br/>Findings: Results demonstrated the use of heparinized solutions varied among hospitals. Solutions varied from unit to unit within one reporting facility. Several hospitals continue to use heparin while some do not. Using non-heparinized solutions results in few complications. Data demonstrates heparin is not required to prevent clotting.<br/>Discussion: Based on the investigation by this author, many hospitals are still utilizing heparin in their pressurized flushing systems. The trend appears to be moving forward with the non-use of heparinized solutions without subsequence reported complications.<br/>Timing, geographical breadth and focal concentration of the survey indicate further investigation regarding safety, risks and benefits of using or not using heparin is needed.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T16:12:41Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T16:12:41Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.name6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostUniversity of South Florida College of Nursingen_US
dc.conference.hostMagnet Hospitals of Floridaen_US
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_US
dc.conference.hostFlorida Organization of Nurse Executivesen_US
dc.conference.locationKissimmee, Floridaen_US
dc.description6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference � Theme: Research at the Point of Care. Held 12-13 February 2009 at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Kissimmee, Florida, USA.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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