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Is there any reason for a patient leaving the hospital emergency room with a hep lock still in?

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

Go back and get it out.

In brief: No

Go back and get it out.
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
not unless you have been scheduled for home IV therapy, in which case you should have been informed.
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