Query on Lovenox Administration - page 5

I have a buddy of mine that works on the Med/Surg. Unit where I work and is very interested in sites for Lovenox admin. She says she was taught that Lovenox equals love handles and should be admin.... Read More

  1. by   RussA
    Previous response(s)/thread indicate site as "lateral" versus packaging direction as: "anterolateral" and/or "posterolateral" of abdomen. Also for the question of not expelling the air from (30 and 40 mg) syringes, is written on insert. Following site from manufacturer from FAQ. When in doubt, I side with written direction versus word-of-mouth practice.
    LOVENOX- Questions About Treatment & DVT Blood Clots
  2. by   babyhawk73
    We have one doc that writes " in legs only" so we have to give it in the thighs
  3. by   agent
    There are some instances if the person has a very tight distended abdomen from abd surg or is very thin sometimes you have to give somewhere else.. its a fair question. I try to avoid arms I dont think that seems like a best practice
  4. by   agent
    Quote from babyhawk73
    We have one doc that writes " in legs only" so we have to give it in the thighs
    I think outer aspect of thighs would be the 2nd best place if you could not do abdomen

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