Just starting Nursing school
.... I am looking up all my meds on my patient. I notice that almost everyone is on some kind of blood thinner, anticoagulant ....
Can someone please explain simply what the difference i between Heparine, Coumadin and Lovenox. And what would warrent the choice for which one. I am having a hard time finding the difference and when to use on what kind of Patient.
Feb 16, '10
Lovenox has no effect on a pt's INR. I would suggest you consult a drug reference, a pharmacology guide, and maybe a physiology book - clotting cascade and platelet plugging. Also look up aspirin and plavix. Oh, TPA and activase to round it out. Maybe make a table to compare and contrast these.
Last edit by AggieNurse99 on Feb 16, '10
: Reason: spelling