Patient Teaching: Anticoagulants
Sandra is a 27-year-old female admitted with a possible Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). She smokes one pack per day and is on birth control. She has a history of hypertension and obesity. She is admitted to the hospital and placed on bed rest. Heparin drip is started per protocol. The Provider is anticipating sending her home with Coumadin.
- Can Sandra be placed on Coumadin and Heparin at the same time? Explain your answer.
- Develop 3 teaching points important for Sandra to know about her medications regimen.
- What questions would you ask Sandra to verify that she understands the 3 teaching points?
Please make an initial post by midweek, and respond to at least two other students’ posts with substantial details that demonstrate an understanding of the concepts, and critical thinking. Remember that your posts must exhibit appropriate writing mechanics including using proper language, cordiality, and proper grammar and punctuation. If you refer to any outside sources or reference materials be sure to provide proper attribution and/or citation.