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NCLEX Practice Question of the Week

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Here is the weekly question posted on the NCSBN Learning Extension:

A pregnant client who is at 34 weeks gestation is diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism (PE). Which of these medications should a nurse anticipate the health care provider will order?

  1. Oral Coumadin therapy every other day
  2. Heparin 5000 units subcutaneously BID
  3. Heparin infusion to maintain the PTT at 1.5 to 2.5 times the control value
  4. Heparin by subcutaneous injection to maintain the PTT at 1.5 times the control value

The correct answer is – 4 – Heparin by subcutaneous injection to maintain the PTT at 1.5 times the control value

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November 2, 2009 at 00:35

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