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by bumbee78 bumbee78 (New Member) New Member

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A client has dvt and taking heparin what is the intervention bedrest or ambulate twice a day???

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blackmama specializes in OR nurse.

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For me bedrest...

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CRNI-ICU20 specializes in ICU;CCU;Telemetry;L&D;Hospice;ER/Trauma;.

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bedrest....you do not want the clot to break apart and circulate back into the heart or pulmonary vascular system.....DVT is the primary source of pulmonary emboli.....crni

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Depends on how you read my book. "Bedrest may be ordered, depending on the size of the clot" then it states to wear stockings and walking is encouraged, no prolonged sitting or standing or legs crossed.........

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Im studying for NCLEX now. I think walking is encouraged if a client is at risk for DVT to prevent venous stasis which may cause DVT. However, once DVT is diagnosed, bedrest is initiated to prevent the clot from dislodging, which may result in Pulmonary Embolism...

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-- i think the answer is bed rest cause you dont want to dislodge the thrombi and risk of pulomonary emboli will be high if it dislodged.. Also the Heparin in the question is a distracter so that you will be tempt to answer ambulate. im taking my exam this june 25 in hongkong pray for me..

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