Colella A, Bodager B, Spexarth F, McDonough N, Kastenholz D. An interdisciplinary process change: conversion of PICC line capping from heparin to normal saline. Poster presented at: Aurora Scientific Day; May 25, 2016; Milwaukee, WI.
Poster presented at: Aurora Scientific Day; May 25, 2016; Milwaukee, WI.
Conclusion: Normal saline has demonstrated historical non-inferiority to heparin for maintaining PICC patency when used as the capping solution with positive pressured caps. Similar results were found during our pilot.