I need to give Lovenox 100mg sq q 12hr and my patients abd is getting sore and he is requesting a diffent location. I know the proper technique but can not find anywhere if using upper arms or mid thighs is approved using of course the same technique.
Jul 16, '14
A quick literature search revealed nothing about giving lmwh in the extremnities. I did find some policies that indicate this is an accepted practice in a few facilities.
I did find info on a life threatening bleed known as rectus sheath hematoma from anticoagulation injections given into the abdominal muscle and the google images were very disturbing.
If anyone has a link to any research articles regarding the safety of anticoagulation injections in underweight adults I would appreciate the info. Thx.
Last edit by icuRNmaggie on Jul 16, '14