Safe practice for patients receiving anticoagulant therapy
Annette Lankshear Reader in health policy, Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, St Cadocs Hospital, Caerleon
Jonathan Simms Head of pharmacy and medicines management, Aneurin Bevan Health Board, Torfaen, Gwent
Jane Harden Director of postgraduate studies, Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Cardiff University
Venous thrombolembolism, although largely preventable, continues to be a major cause of death in hospitalised patients. The anticoagulant drugs used to prevent and treat this condition require careful and knowlegeable management. Nurses working in acute and community settings have an important role in this process.
Nursing Standard. 24, 20,47-55. doi: 10.7748/ns2010.01.24.20.47.c8157
Published in print: 20 January 2010Peer review
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