MED SURG PROCTORED EXAM 2022 STUDY GUIDE
1. A patient who has been receiving a heparin infusion and warfarin (Coumadin) for a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is diagnosed with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) when her platelet level drops to 110,000/µL. Which action will the nurse include in the plan of care?
a. Discontinue heparin and flush intermittent IV lines using normal saline.
b. Administer the warfarin (Coumadin) at the scheduled time.
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