Standard Concentrations of Heparin in Cath Labs

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DiAnthia Patrick
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Standard Concentrations of Heparin in Cath Labs

Hi,
I'm really hoping someone has tackled this and made some headway that they don't mind sharing. Has anyone been able to standardize the # and amount of heparin flush concentrations used in Cath Lab for heparin flush bowls and bags. If so how many concentrations have you been able to standardize to, and which concentrations? Do you have any evidenced based literature to support the concentrations you're using and the need for a certain number of concentrations.

I've searched the net and list serves. I found places that use from 2 units/mL all the way up to 6 units/mL. I found only 2 commercially available products ( 2 units/mL and the 5 units/mL) so that means anything other than these 2 concentrations wouldl require Cath Lab to prepare in the lab when needed.

Thanks in advance.
DiAnthia