Ch 27: Overview of Heparinoid Drugs

About This Chapter

Study the engaging lessons in this self-paced chapter to strengthen your comprehension of heparinoid drugs. Refresh your understanding of drug uses, interactions, side effects and more and enhance your professional knowledge and communication with patients.

Overview of Heparinoid Drugs - Chapter Summary

Heparinoid drugs like heparin, warfarin and enoxaparin are blood thinners that are typically used to treat and prevent blood clots. Explore the entertaining lessons in this chapter to enjoy a comprehensive overview of these drugs. Study the history, side effects, mechanism of action and pharmacology of heparin, and examine how it differs from Coumadin and enoxaparin. Also, review the lessons to study the heparin overdose, saline lock, sodium heparin and lithium heparin.

Select lessons to review based on your desire to refresh or expand your knowledge of these heparinoid drugs. Around-the-clock computer and mobile access lets you study whenever and wherever you have time. If you need to clarify information presented in the lessons, feel free to submit your questions to our experts. Our multiple-choice quizzes and practice exam can quickly and effectively check your comprehension of this chapter.

How It Helps

This chapter is highly beneficial for individuals working as healthcare professionals. Physicians and pharmacists can use the lessons to bolster their knowledge of heparinoid drugs and properly educate patients on their uses, interactions and overdose symptoms and treatment. Nurses can study their responsibilities when working with these drugs and improve their interactions with patients. Pharmacology students can also use this chapter to study for exams or as homework help.

Skills Covered

Completing this chapter will enable you to do the following:

  • Describe the mechanism of action, drug interactions and contraindications of heparin
  • Define and discuss the history, classification, uses and side effects of heparin
  • Explain heparin's pharmacology and pharmacokinetics
  • Detail the protocol and calculation of the heparin drip
  • Compare heparin with enoxaparin and warfarin
  • Discuss the symptoms and treatment of a heparin overdose
  • Differentiate between a saline lock and heparin lock
  • Share similarities and differences between sodium heparin and lithium heparin

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