Heparin Calculation

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Overcomer2011
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267962
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Heparin Calculation
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2014-03-25 19:32:42
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PHARM
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PHARMACOLOGY
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  1. ____ is a potent anticoagulant that prevents clot formation and blood coagulation.
    Heparin
  2. Heparin dosages are expressed in _____.
    Units
  3. IV heparin dosages are individualized and based on _____?
    the patient's weight
  4. The MD should always order heparin in units, and if an order is written with any other unit of measurement besides "units", it MUST ____!
    Be Questioned
  5. Heparin dosage is ___ rounded off!
    NEVER
  6. Heparin is also available for use in ____.
    Pre-packaged Syringe
  7. Because of its dangers and the need to ensure an accurate and exact dosage, when heparin is administered ____ a ____ is used.
    Subcutaneously, Tuberculin Syringe
  8. ____ 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)
  9. The patient requires _____ while receiving heparin because of the risk for hemorrhage or clots with an incorrect dosage.
    Continuous Monitoring
  10. When administered IV, ____ is ordered in units/hr or ml/hr.
    Heparin
  11. The _______for heparin is determined individually by monitoring the patients blood clotting valve (activating partial thromboplastin time-APTT-measured in seconds).
    therapeutic range
  12. ______ are based on the patients weight in kilograms and the patients ____.
    Hospital protocols ; APTT
  13. ____ is used as the criterion to titrate the dosage, and adjustments are made accordingly.
    APTT

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