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Northwestern College, Rowenhorst Student Center

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A literature review was conducted between the months of September and December 2017 to determine whether using heparinized central lines to draw coagulation studies is best evidence based practice. The purpose was to research the efficacy of using a heparinized central line to draw coagulation studies. This research is for the Abben Cancer Center affiliated with Spencer Hospital in Spencer, Iowa. Ten articles focusing on patients with heparinized lines or discard volume were reviewed. Results showed that heparin primarily has an effect on Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time (aPTT). It was found that using heparinized central lines to draw blood studies could have a positive impact on patient anxiety and comfort levels.

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Drawing Coagulation Studies from Heparinized Central Lines

Northwestern College, Rowenhorst Student Center

A literature review was conducted between the months of September and December 2017 to determine whether using heparinized central lines to draw coagulation studies is best evidence based practice. The purpose was to research the efficacy of using a heparinized central line to draw coagulation studies. This research is for the Abben Cancer Center affiliated with Spencer Hospital in Spencer, Iowa. Ten articles focusing on patients with heparinized lines or discard volume were reviewed. Results showed that heparin primarily has an effect on Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time (aPTT). It was found that using heparinized central lines to draw blood studies could have a positive impact on patient anxiety and comfort levels.

 

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