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Medication use evaluation of alteplase for catheter flush in pediatric hematology/oncology/BMT patients

Project Description: Retrospective review of 3 years of inpatient and pediatric outpatient infusion room pediatric hematology/oncology/BMT patients with central access requiring alteplase catheter flush. Will evaluate number of syringes requested, concentration of alteplase administered, was central access patency successfully restored, was heparin flush trialed prior to alteplase and cost attributed to this therapy.

QPI: Tara, Higgins, (

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UF Health Big Aims: Reduce Variation None

MeSH Keywords: Alteplase, catheter occlusion, recombinant tissue plasminogen activator, Hematology, Oncology, Pediatric