hi! this'd be my first post on here. i'm only a few weeks into my first year of nursing school.
essentially, my clinicals instructor is the hardest one at my school (even the professors say with caution that she is... "challenging"), and her writing is terrible haha.
so, my clinical paperwork came back from her today covered in partially illegible red pen and on one of the forms she sis, "look up definition of ptt for lab value for patients taking heparin." i'm not sure i even know what she's asking here. she wants normal values?... or values based on how much he's being given?
my patient was on saline at a rate of kbo and 1000 units/ml heparin at a rate of 8 (per hour?... i forget... is it assumed it's 8 units per hour? also, i forgot what kbo means...)
i was lucky enough to remember to write down his ptt even though i don't know exactly what it means... clotting time? it was 57 seconds.
a lot of this is still chinese to me and frankly i don't know if she just wants me to look it up or print stuff out for her but i'm guessing she wants it written and turned in.
thanks for any help
. i don't expect this to be answered in time (due tomorrow at 8am) but if it is, then yay. haha.