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A Comparison of Taste and Odour Perception in Pediatric Patients Receiving a Saline Flush from Pre-Filled Polypropylene Syringes Versus Polyolephin and Polypropylene Containers.

  • At: 2013 FIP Congress in Dublin (Ireland)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: VAILLANCOURT, Régis (Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Pharmacy, Ottawa, Canada)
  • Co-author(s): Jia-Huey Lin, Alice (Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Canada)
    Pouliot, Annie (Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Canada)
  • Abstract:

    Introduction

    73% of pediatric patients report taste and odor disturbances with the routine saline flush of IV lines. This randomized single-blinded study limits the time that the saline is in the syringe to reduce the transfer of volatile compounds associated with the unpleasant taste and smell.

    Aim

    The objective is to determine and compare the ..

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Last update 4 October 2019

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