Pt Ptt Inr?????????

  1. OK long timers help me out here ............in ENglish explain what these are and how they work..........thanks
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  3. by   2ndCareerRN
    Try this for starters. You may be able to find more by doing a searhon google.

    http://www.northshore-heartbeat.com/hvedu/hvef10f.html


    bob
  4. by   bklynborn
    thanks that was a good place to start
  5. by   jenac
    Here's a good hint one of my nursing instructors taught us to help keep it straight- to remember that the PTT is for Heprian, cross the two tt (it's an H). Than all you have to keep straight is that the PT is for Coumadin.
  6. by   bklynborn
    that is awesome thanks!!!!
  7. by   Ortho_RN
    Originally posted by jenac
    Here's a good hint one of my nursing instructors taught us to help keep it straight- to remember that the PTT is for Heprian, cross the two tt (it's an H). Than all you have to keep straight is that the PT is for Coumadin.
    WOW.. thats a good way to remember the Ptt. I could have used that yesterday on my final hehe
  8. by   nimbex
    INR is for coumadin and warfarin therapy, usually 1.5 X's. In cardiolody, with an MI you want the PTT around 50-75, depends on the doc. New therapy is geared to low molecular weight heparin, fragmin, no drip, no Q6hr. PTT. they're covered. When on reopro, aggristat and integrillin, we watch the platelets, reopro attacks them the most, when you see EDTA orders to check sensitivity, ITP, is idopathic thrompocytomenia, usually due to the last drugs mentioned, espcially reopro. Heparin is on it's way out, with many other drugs, making platelets slippery, unless you have a patient with afib or a valve replaced when the INR is crutial.
  9. by   P_RN
    INR is the gold standard world wide for warfarin (coumadin) therapy. Protimes can vary widely from facility to facility due to different reagents.
  10. by   chadash
    How does warfarin effect platelets, or does it? also: any drug interaction problems with albuterol?
  11. by   crb613
    Quote from jenac
    Here's a good hint one of my nursing instructors taught us to help keep it straight- to remember that the PTT is for Heprian, cross the two tt (it's an H). Than all you have to keep straight is that the PT is for Coumadin.
    Thanks for that little tip!! I have had a terrible time keeping them straight.......Not anymore! Thanks

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