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We have had patients with ethanol and other antibiotic locks on the gen peds units. We lock the line with the solution only, no heparin. No harm in flushing the line prior to instilling the locking solution, though.
—————————— Rebecca Ramos, MS, RN, PedBC Bristol Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital New Brunswick, NJ United States —————————— ——————————————- Original Message: Sent: 03-09-2023 11:31 AM From: Carie Murphy Subject: Gent. Locking Broviac line – no heparin
We need to instill a Gent. lock into a lumen of a central line. Gent. lock is not compatible with heparin like a Vanc. lock is. How does your institution do a Gent. lock? Do you flush with NS, flush 10 unit heparin then Gent. lock the line? Or do you just flush with NS and Gent. lock avoiding the use of heparin? Thanks for any quick responses.