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- by GingerSue Feb 4, '07I am reading about postpartal management re: preeclampsia-eclampsia and there is mention of nursing care to DC buffalo cap if present
what is a buffalo cap? (I checked Google and get a variety of other topics about buffalo items)
- Feb 4, '07 by styRNBuffalo cap = Heparin/saline lock. Also called buff-caps, I believe it originally referred to a brand name of locks.
- Feb 4, '07 by muffieoh wow
- Feb 4, '07 by Nursonegreatwhen i worked in denver,co they were called BuffCaps...i was like what is a buff cap. they said, its a buffalo cap. i said ok, what is a buffalo cap. they said its a hep trap. i said why buffalo cap. they said they thought it was cause they were invented in buffalo. ok i am from buffalo and went to a school of nursing in buffalo and i never heard it called a buffcap. so i have no idea where it came from. we call em traps, hep traps, saline locks. go figure
- Feb 5, '07 by GingerSuethanks for the explanations
I will never forget them.
- Mar 30, '09 by WhiteLilyThank you all, for the questions and for the answers. It's nice to know why things are called the way they are.
- Mar 30, '09 by Lily79This is so funny because I was just talking to a coworker the other day about this. She is from Colorado, and they called them "buffalo caps" there. I'm in Michigan now, and when someone was talking about a saline lock, I never knew what they were saying. I'm from Texas and we called them INTs there.
- Mar 30, '09 by Chewie_123I went to school/did clinicals up in Denver, and we called them buff caps. I get a job in Colorado Springs (60ish miles south) and no one knew what a buff cap was cause its a saline/hep lock down here. It was a bit confusing for the first shift or two...