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Heparin or lovenox

  1. 0 Does heparin and lovenox have to be administered in the abdomen? And if so ,why?
  2. Visit  Toothbrushx2 profile page

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    From 'TN'; 45 Years Old; Joined Aug '05; Posts: 87.

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  3. Visit  suebird3 profile page
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    as i work ltc, the only route i give lovenox is abdominally. heparin is also used iv push.....hep. locks, anyone?!

    just pulled out my mosby's....lovenox only given sc. do not interchange with heparin.

    suebird
    Last edit by suebird3 on Nov 6, '05
  4. Visit  suzanne4 profile page
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    Heparin is also given subq in the abdome, if it is used for prophylaxis like Lovenox. It can be given IV if it is given around the clock.

    One thing that comes to mind, the higher levels of fat, therefore slower absorption rates into the system.
  5. Visit  suebird3 profile page
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    suzanne.....shoulda clarified myself better. sorry!

    of course, i meant heparin can be given sc abdominally. :chuckle

    suebird


    Quote from suzanne4
    heparin is also given subq in the abdome, if it is used for prophylaxis like lovenox. it can be given iv if it is given around the clock.

    one thing that comes to mind, the higher levels of fat, therefore slower absorption rates into the system.
  6. Visit  RNinRubySlippers profile page
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    Reason it is given sc abdominally? B/C it is best absorbed there! as far as I know that is the reason. Remeber not to masage that injection site and it stings goin in! OUCHY!
  7. Visit  Lisbeth profile page
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    I've given heparin SQ in the anterior thigh also, when there were large abdominal dressings from surgery and I couldn't use the abdomen. I thought it could be injected in any subcutaneous fatty area.
  8. Visit  janetrette profile page
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    is it true that heparin and lovenox cannot be given together?
  9. Visit  steelcityrn profile page
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    Seen A Few Cases Of High Risk Pt's On Both In The Hospital Post Hip Or Tka. Can Give It In The Love Handles Also.
  10. Visit  hjmcenti profile page
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    Heparin is ginen anywhere on the abd, but keep lovenox on the outside areas of the abd, "love handles" due to hematomas. Lovenox can be dangerous if given too close to the belly button?
  11. Visit  Jerico profile page
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    Lovenox is given in the abdomen fatty tissue because it needs to be absorbed slowly over some time. Just like insulin being injected into fatty tissue. Fat tissue is less vascularity, so it won't go direct into blood vessels.

    Remember when giving Lovenox you are to leave the bubble in the syringe (preloaded syringes) and inject the bubble last...so that ALL the Lovenox is injected.

    Never heard of the "too close to the belly button" - but would not inject anything within an inch or so of that - no reason to as there is plenty of belly on most of us.


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