NCLEX RN Practice Question # 790

NCLEX Examination.

Practice Question # 790.

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Warfarin

Actions

  • Inhibits vitamin K– dependent activation of clotting factors II (prothrombin), VII, IX, and X formed in the liver.

Indications

  • Prevention of pulmonary embolism caused by deep vein thrombosis, myocardial infarction, rheumatic fever, prosthetic heart valves, or chronic atrial fibrillation

Nursing considerations

  • Monitor the patient for adverse reactions, such as hemorrhage, prolonged clotting time, rash, fever, diarrhea, and hepatitis.
  • Regularly inspect the patient for bleeding gums, bruises, petechiae, epistaxis, tarry stools, hematuria, and hematemesis.
  • The drug’s effects can be neutralized by vitamin K.
  • Monitor prothrombin time regularly.

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