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Preparing Heparin Flush

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Having syringes prepared with heparin saline solution is a great way to prepare your team for the day ahead. Learn from Technician Training Specialist Jessica Waters-Miller, CVT, about using heparin solution in your hospital.

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Jessica Waters-Miller

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Enrolled: 06/2013

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Jackie  Haug 's picture

How many days do you keep the bag of fluids with heparin before discarding and making a new bag?

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Hi Jackie,

We write on the label, an expiration date of 7 days from when we made/first punctured the bag. However, we usually use it in about 2 days.
Thanks for your question!
Jessica