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Ege Journal of Medicine
2003, Cilt 42, Sayı 2, Sayfa(lar) 097-101
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THE COMPARISON OF ŞALİNE VERSUS HEPARIN FLUSH SOLUTION TO MAINTAIN PERIPHERAL INTERMITTENT İNTRAVENOUS CATHETERS
Fatma DEMİR, Alev DRAMALI
Ege University School of Nursing, Surgical Nursing Department, İzmir, TURKEY
Keywords: peripheral intermittent intravenous catheters, heparin, şaline, nursing

The purpose of this experimental study was to determine the efficacy of şaline versus heparin flush solution to maintain peripheral intermittent intravenous catheters. The study was performed from March 1996 to March 1998 at Ege University Faculty of Medicine. Sixty patients were selected randomly and divided into two groups. İn group I patients, intravenous flushing performed before and after every medication infusion or every 6 hours if no medication were given with 2 millilitres of şaline solution. In-group II patients, this procedure was performed with 2 millilitres of heparin solution, which contains 10-intra unit (iu) heparin in one millilitres of şaline. Data were collected by a questionnaire and observation form. Complication of intravenous therapy were defined as swelling, pain, palpable venous cord, local increased temperatures and resistance to flush. Percentages, chi-square test and Mann Whitney U tests were used to determine if there were statistically significant differences between two groups. The results of the study as follows; there is no difference in patency and duration of the catheter or the incidence of phlebitis when peripheral intermittent intravenous catheters are flushed with heparin or when they are flushed with şaline. We offer that to use şaline flush instead of heparin flush to maintain peripheral intermittent intravenous catheters.

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