Reply To: Heparin Drips

  • Joan Shea

    Member
    July 9, 2014 at 6:54 am

    Hi,

    We have administered Heparin gtts on our heme/onc floor for years. I have attached our policy which was updated by our anticoagulation team last year. Hope this helps!  Good luck!

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    Joan Shea
    Staff Nurse III
    Children’s Hospital Boston
    Dedham, MA
    United States
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 07-08-2014 10:29 PM
    From: Leticia Valdiviez
    Subject: Heparin Drips

    This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: Nurse Educators and APHON Open Forum .
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    Our hospital is currently looking at revising our policy on continuous heparin drips. Do any of you have continuous heparin running on the general heme/onc floor? Are there any special considerations (rate of drip, titrate, transitioning to another anticoagulant) that you have? Do you have education or a reference sheet for the nurse? Thanks for your help.

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    Leticia Valdiviez, RN, CPHON
    Children’s Medical Center of Dallas
    Dallas, TX
    United States
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