Nursing Question of the Day: ABNORMAL LABS & ORDERS


CORRECT ANSWER:
D) Vitamin K, hold Coumadin, recheck INR in 8-12 hrs. Rechecking at this time frame would be the most appropriate.

INCORRECT ANSWERS EXPLAINED:

A) Protamine sulfate is actually a reversal agent for heparin overdosage, not Coumadin

B) An INR of 8.5 is supratherapeutic. Ideally for this patient their INR should be between 2-3

C) If the INR is >5 Generally Vitamin K is given. If concerns of active bleeding and INR high, FFP may also be given as well.

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