Goal: To provide an overview of the economic, cost, and patient outcomes and nurse satisfaction when using heparin BP versus heparin USP.
Explain the differences between heparin BP and heparin USP.
Discuss the patient and economic outcomes for using one type of heparin over another during hemodialysis as discovered by this study.
Acknowledgments: Bernadette Chevalier acknowledges the Pharmacy Endowment Fund (College of Pharmacy, Halifax, Nova Scotia) for providing support for this study.
The authors acknowledge Jenny Phu, Pharmacy Student, for her diligence in conducting the chart reviews; Jo-Anne Douglas, Research Database Consultant at Capital Health, for transferring and formatting the database; and Heather Neville for reviewing this article and providing valuable input.
Statement of Disclosure: The authors have reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.