I'm getting ready to take NCLEX Tuesday and have a question for you. In my Pharm book it lists aPTT normal of 40sec. c heparin therapy it should be 60-80 sec. However, in RN Notes Clinical pocket guide aPTT normal is listed as 21-35 sec. In my Manual of Med-Surg Nursing Care it says to check the INR. What is the SOC for heparin therapy?
Sep 30, '05
It's going to vary from place to place, and resource to resource. But I doubt you would get a question that specific on NCLEX. The INR value has nothing to do with heparin therapy. It's used to follow and adjust Coumadin dosing.