I have some questions regarding Lovenox...
Do you aspirate? Why or why not?
Do you *always* leave the air bubble in? I understand that to avoid the loss of drug when using the 30 and 40 mg prefilled syringes the air bubble should be left in. What about the 60, 80, 100 mg prefilled syringes?
I've looked at http://www.lovenox.com
and cannot seem to locate information regarding this. Perhaps I'm overlooking it?
Quote from mkfunk
After the injection, the RN basically told me that wherever you go to work things will be different from school, and that's something that I need to learn *right now*. She totally reprimanded me for calling her on it, and made me feel like I didn't know what I was talking about.
Grrrr... I'm still mad about.
Oh yeah BTW, you mentioned "you" were receiving the Lovenox. Then the nurse needs to be reminded, reprimanding and patient education are not synonymous. Even IF (and your not) you were incorrect, this is no way to treat a patient period. Ahhh how quickly some forget the basics of good nursing!
Thanks for posting this question.
Last edit by opalmRN on Apr 1, '04