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  1. Table of Contents What is Heparin? History of Anticoagulants Heparin Overdoses Indications and Contraindications Interactions and Adverse Effects Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT) Ph...
  2. Heparin bolus administration

    When giving a Heparin bolus, and the vial is 10,000 units/10mL (1000units/mL concentration), and the bolus is to be for 4000units, would you not draw 4mL into a syringe and give it IVP? (This is the bolus that precedes an infusion with a bag that is ...
  3. Hi! I’m a new grad currently orienting to my unit and this question came up the other day. Basically, I was heparin locking a PICC at shift change. I disconnected the IV tubing, scrubbed the hub, attached a saline syringe and checked blood return the...
  4. Heparin Practices

    I would like some input from my dialysis nurses, both acute and outpatient regarding the use of heparin where they work. I recently transitioned from outpatient, adult, dialysis to outpatient pediatric/inpatient pediatric/inpatient adult dialysis and...
  5. Hello to you all, first of all excuse any mistake cause I am not a native speaker of the English language. I study paramedics and currently I am on my first year. So, we had a conversation at class about IV infusions and our teacher told us to NEVER ...
  6. Maximum number of IV meds & lines

    What is the maximum number of medications ( and IV lines ) that can safely be infused to the patient and the priorities and protocols , relating to infusions. Patient will have a 3-4 port central line as a given. Patient needs TPN , Propofol, PRBC's,...
  7. Heparin Drips And Lab Draws

    I've had the conversation with 2 or 3 different pharmacists lately who have all agreed that it is unnecessary to pause a heparin drip for 10 or 15 minutes before drawing a ptt, yet I still see nurses doing it. Does anyone still do this and if so...
  8. Heparin Drips

    I've always wondered why so many nurses think that it is necessary to pause a heparin drip for 10-15min before drawing a pTT. I've talked to multiple doctors, pharmacists, and other IV therapists (not to mention a bit of Googling) and have yet to hea...
  9. Dear Nurse Beth, Hi. Fairly new LPN working on night shift at assisted living facility after previously working as a school nurse. I have orders to give heparin 1 ml but it’s in an insulin syringe 100 units. 100 units is equal to 1 ml, yes? So I give...