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____ is a potent anticoagulant that prevents clot formation and blood coagulation.
Heparin dosages are expressed in _____.
IV heparin dosages are individualized and based on _____?
the patient's weight
The MD should always order heparin in units, and if an order is written with any other unit of measurement besides "units", it MUST ____!
Heparin dosage is ___ rounded off!
Heparin is also available for use in ____.
Because of its dangers and the need to ensure an accurate and exact dosage, when heparin is administered ____ a ____ is used.
Subcutaneously, Tuberculin Syringe
____ and ____ are also injectable low molecular weight anticoagulants prescribed for prevention and treatment of ____ and _____ after knee and hip surgery.
Lovenox, Fragmin, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Pulmonary Emboli (PE)
The patient requires _____ while receiving heparin because of the risk for hemorrhage or clots with an incorrect dosage.
When administered IV, ____ is ordered in units/hr or ml/hr.
The _______for heparin is determined individually by monitoring the patients blood clotting valve (activating partial thromboplastin time-APTT-measured in seconds).
______ are based on the patients weight in kilograms and the patients ____.
Hospital protocols ; APTT
____ is used as the criterion to titrate the dosage, and adjustments are made accordingly.