Reply To: Heparin Drips

  • Joan Shea

    July 9, 2014 at 6:54 am


    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!

    Joan Shea
    Staff Nurse III
    Children’s Hospital Boston
    Dedham, MA
    United States

    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 .
    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.

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