A nurse is carign for a patient with a DVT. Prior to administering the ordered enoxaparin (Lovenox) the nurse checks the patients lab values. Based on the lab information what should the nurse do?

A nurse is carign for a patient with a DVT. Prior to administering the ordered enoxaparin (Lovenox) the nurse checks the patients lab values. Based on the lab information what should the nurse do?

 

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- Withhold the dose.

- Administer the enoxaparin subq.

- Contact the physician.

- Assess the clients respirations.

Rationale

Although the PT and INR are within range, the patients platelet level is low. Clients taking enoxaparin are at increased risk of thrombocytopenia. The nurse should hold the dose, assess for bleeding, and notify the physician.

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Management of Care

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Cardiac

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