You are responsible for the medications that are listed under Myocardial Infarction on the grid on page 49 of your workbook. These notes are a synopsis of what was discussed in class. All of the information from the notes are derived from the group work you produced during the class and from the drug reference books you used (Lehne or your drug handbook).
\ue000Low dose therapy (5000u): prevention of DVTs post surgery
\ue000High dose therapy: used to treat pulmonary embolism, evolving stroke
2. assess for hematuria, blood in stool
3. assess skin for development of ecchymosis, petechiae, hematomas
4. assess for lumbar pain (adrenal hemorrhage), pelvic pain (ovarian
1. use soft toothbrush, decrease gingival bleeding
2. use of electric razor when shaving
3. call for help when getting out of bed or when ambulating, minimize risk
reagents however there are many different types of reagents, the results
will vary between laboratories (and even within the same lab, if the lab
decides to change their reagents)
\ue000Suppresses coagulation by acting as an antagonist to vitamin K
\ue000Four (4) clotting factors need vitamin K for their synthesis
\ue000Suppression of Vitamin K\ue001 suppression of the four (4) clotting factors\ue001
\ue000Long term prophylaxis (prevention) of thrombus (clots)
\ue000Prevention of VENOUS thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
\ue000Reduce the risk of recurrent MIs and TIAs (transient ischemic attacks)
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