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Specific Care Question

In pediatric patients, does using saline to lock central venous catheters (CVCs) vs. using heparin to lock CVCs affect the incidence of line-associated complications, such as occlusion, loss of patency, infection, or venous thromboembolism (VTE)?


Central Venous Catheters; Heparin; Saline



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