Citrate locking solution for central venous catheters

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#IVTEAM #Intravenous literature: “Central venous catheters are locked by injecting an anticoagulant into the unused lumens. It is a commonly used practice in intensive care departments. The choice of a citrate-based solution keeps them functional even in the case of prolonged nonuse.” Salvo (2014).

Reference:

Salvo, C. (2014) Citrate locking solution for central venous catheters. Revue de l’Infirmière. 197(40), p.1. .

Abstract:

Central venous catheters are locked by injecting an anticoagulant into the unused lumens. It is a commonly used practice in intensive care departments. The choice of a citrate-based solution keeps them functional even in the case of prolonged nonuse.

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