Hi, new grad here with new job in LTC. Needless to say, I had a crappy clinical education in school. I am getting oriented on IV therapies next week and want to get as many dumb questions out of my system before then!
Can you explain exactly what a Hep-Lock is? (yes I googled it but i want to hear it from nurses!)
Additional questions - -
1) Why would someone get a Hep Lock?
2) Are they inserted in the same sites as "normal" IVs? i.e. hand, forearm, etc.
3) What is the procedure when dealing with a hep-lock?
4) Does it look different - - - how will I know if a res has a heplock?
5) Can everything go thru a heplock? i.e. abx ivs, replacement fluids, etc?
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE TO ALL WHO TAKE THE TIME TO RESPOND!