If so, what is it like? I received a potential job offer yesterday to work in the Coumadin clinic of a large, outpatient cardiology practice. I have several years of experience working Med/Surg inpatient nursing, as well as a year of hospice nursing and several months of LTC nursing. Needless to say, I have given a ton of Coumadin and Lovenox over the years and am very familiar with the concept of PT/INR testing. However, I have never had to draw an INR level, dose Coumadin, or design a bridge protocol between Coumadin and Lovenox. I have simply checked the lab value and called the physician for orders. The job sounds pretty simple and straightforward, but I'm a little apprehensive about not having worked in an anticoagulant clinic before.
Can anyone offer any information or advice? It would be much appreciated!