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Can LVN in California flush IV with Heparin?


Hello everyone,

There has been some recent debate at my job as to whether an LVN can do an Iv Heparin flush. I understand we cannot do an iv push of medication but is an Iv flush of Heparin different? It does not specifically say on the boards website and everyone has something different to say. Any answers will be greatly appreciated! Next step for me tomorrow will to call the boards and get some answers. :uhoh3:


Specializes in school nursing, home health,geriactrics. Has 6 years experience.

yes i believe we are allowed to a heparin flush, just a minimum amount.