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The saline or heparin lock is a type of venous access. It is more commonly known as an IV or an intravenous catheter. Saline locks are routinely used for most women when they are admitted to the hospital in labor.
Having this IV or saline lock in place allows for immediate access to your vein. The use of saline locks is most common because it is cost effective and does not carry some of the risks that come with using heparin locks. It is also proven to be just as effective as heparin. So why might a saline lock be used during labor and delivery? It can be used to administer IV pain medications, anti-nausea drugs, or antibiotics (in cases of Group B strep).
If you receive Pitocin for induction or labor augmentation, then Pitocin has to be given through an IV infusion—and the saline lock will be hooked up to tubing and an IV pump/pole to continuously deliver the Pitocin through your IV. Today, saline solution is typically used instead of heparin, so it’s more accurate to call it a saline lock instead. Despite this, the words hep-lock and saline lock are often used interchangeably by many non-medical people.
What are the benefits of an IV hep-lock? During a low-risk natural birth in a hospital, an IV hep-lock is the ideal. pregnancy use of heparin flushes would improve inter-mittent IV lock patency, compared with normal saline flushes.
In a double-blind study including 44 pregnant women who were between 26 and 34 weeks gestation and required serial phlebotomy, Meyer et al. compared heparin sodium (100 U/mL) with normal saline for use in the maintenance of IV locks. intravenous locks. BACKGROUND: Heparin is usually used as a regular flush solution to prevent occlusion of peripheral intravenous locks in neonates. There is no clear recommendation using heparin or saline flushing peripheral intravenous locks in neonates. The disadvantage of.
Hospitals will typically insert a saline or heparin lock upon admission so it can be quickly hooked up to an IV later, either to administer medications or fluids. Other hospitals will insert the lock and hook you to an IV from the start. Some mothers decline the IV because it restricts movement.
Saline Lock. Saline locks are the better choice (if possible) for cost and quality control reasons. The cost of saline vs. heparin is considerably less and when factoring the risks associated with heparin is the safer choice. Because they each function identically in preventing blockages, reducing inflammation and increasing duration, saline should also be the preferred choice. Therefore, since you are likely to arrive at hospital after 3-4cm, in active labor, you can have saline/heparin lock placed on admission.
Then when you feel you are ready for epidural they will be able to hook up infusion easily. To use heparin locks, care providers will wipe off the plug, insert a needle, and flush the lock with heparin or saline, depending on hospital protocol. This keeps the line clear and prevents clotting.
It also allows the care provider to confirm that blood wells up into the lock, indicating that the needle is still in the right place.
List of related literature:
|from Lippincott Q&A Review for NCLEX-RN|
|from The Birth Partner: Everything You Need to Know to Help a Woman Through Childbirth|
|from Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women’s Health Nursing E-Book|
|from Perinatal Nursing|
|from Klaus and Fanaroff’s Care of the High-Risk Neonate E-Book|
|from Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics|
|from A Comprehensive Textbook of Midwifery & Gynecological Nursing|
|from Wong’s Essentials of Pediatric Nursing: Second South Asian Edition|
|from Labor and Delivery Nursing: Guide to Evidence-Based Practice|
|from Certification and Core Review for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing E-Book|