Heparin in Nursing: Implications & Responsibilities


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What type of drug is heparin classified as?

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1. As you are getting ready to administer a dose of heparin SQ, you realize that your patient has a history of thrombocytopenia. What should you do next?

2. In which condition would heparin be prescribed?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These quiz and worksheet questions on heparin nursing considerations require you to know how a heparin overdose should be handled, among other aspects of this medication. You can take the quiz before or after you have studied the related lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • The drug classification of heparin
  • Considerations for a patient with thrombocytopenia
  • A condition for which heparin would be prescribed
  • The antidote for heparin overdose
  • The therapeutic level of heparin

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about heparin nursing considerations
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the therapeutic level of heparin and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the drug classification of heparin

Additional Learning

Explore this topic further by reviewing the related lesson titled Heparin in Nursing: Implications & Responsibilities. Here's a snapshot of what it covers:

  • How heparin works
  • Instances when heparin should not be used
  • An adverse effect of heparin
  • What a blood test determines