you might see orders for antimicrobial "lock" solutions (vancomycin, ethanol, etc)

If you work in a hospital, you might see orders for antimicrobial "lock" solutions (vancomycin, ethanol, etc).

Antimicrobial lock solutions are instilled into the lumens of central venous catheters...and allowed to "dwell" in hopes of stopping the growth of bacteria and fungi in the catheter.

Use these tips when preparing antimicrobial locks.

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