The Pennine Acute Hospitals
NHS Trust Formulary
2 Cardiovascular system
02-08-01 Heparin flushes

Flush solution

note For maintaining patency of peripheral venous catheters, sodium chloride injection 0.9% is as effective as heparin flushes. The role of heparin flushes in maintaining patency of arterial and central venous catheters is unclear (BNF).

All flush solutions must be prescribed. See NPSA Rapid Response Alert.
Link  NPSA Rapid Response Report: Risks with Intravenous Heparin Flush Solutions

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