Warfarin (Coumadin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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What is the Generic Name for Coumadin?
What is the Trade Name for warfarin?
What are the Indications of Warfarin (Coumadin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?
venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, A-fib, myocardial infarction
What are the Actions of Warfarin (Coumadin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?
disrupts liver synthesis of Vitamin K dependent clotting factors
What is the Therapeutic Class of Warfarin (Coumadin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?
What is the Pharmacologic Class of Warfarin (Coumadin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?
What are the Nursing Considerations of Warfarin (Coumadin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?
contraindicated with bleeding, severe hypertension
can cause bleeding
aspirin and NSAIDs can increase risk of bleeding
azole antifungals increase effects of warfarin
cimetadine(Tagamet) increases warfarin levels
obtain full history of supplements and herbs
large amounts of vitamin K may antagonize effects of warfarin
assess for signs of bleeding
therapeutic levels: PT 1.3-1.5, INR 2.5-3.5
instruct patient to report any signs of bleeding
patient should not drink alcohol
bleeding times need to be monitored frequently
vitamin K is antidote
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