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Heparin (5,000 u/0.5 mL) for Catheter Lock or Flush: An Update Regarding the Clinical Effectiveness, Safety, and Guidelines

Last updated: September 7, 2017
Project Number: RA0928-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Drug
Report Type: Reference List
Result type: Report


  1. What is the clinical effectiveness and safety of heparin 5,000 u/0.5 mL for catheter lock or flush?
  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines associated with the use of heparin for catheter lock or flush?

Key Message

Two systematic reviews (both including meta-analyses) were identified regarding heparin (5,000 u/0.5 mL) for catheter lock or flush.