Heparin locking the CVL or PICC

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Learn why heparin locking is done, and the steps you must follow to heparinize your child’s CVL/PICC.

Key points

  • Heparin stops blood from clotting and blocking your child’s CVL or PICC.
  • It is important to maintain a sterile work environment while heparinizing the CVL/PICC.
Last updated: September 14th 2021