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We do aspirate 5 cc when we access the port, to reduce incidence of Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia, before we flush. This is why we also routinely stopped flushing PIVs with Heparin, and only flush with Saline now.
—————————— Denise Vermaat, RN Boca Raton, FL United States —————————— ——————————————- Original Message: Sent: 08-30-2019 03:43 AM From: Sarah Hakim Subject: Implanted port flushing
it is highly appreciated to answer my below concern:
– if you have an implanted port locked with heparin, do u ASPIRATE the content of the implanted port to prevent accidental push of heparin systemically before flushing ?? if yes how many ml do we need to aspirate to clear the port from the locked heparin with Normal saline
Thank you in advance,
—————————— Sarah Hakim, MSN,RN Clinical Educator Lebanon ——————————