The goal of this program
is to provide nurses and other healthcare professionals with information about
blood coagulation tests. The program reviews the normal coagulation process,
describes commonly performed tests, including normal and therapeutic reference
values, and discusses nursing diagnoses relevant for patients with coagulation
Upon completion of this
course, you should be able to:
- Define Hemostasis
- Describe the 2 phases
of the hemostasis
- Define coagulation
- Identify the pathways
- Identify the coagulation
factors and their respective pathways
- Identify the common coagulation
tests used to monitor hemostasis
- Identify normal values
for common coagulation tests.
- List drugs that affect
prothrombin time and activated partial thromboplastin values.
- Describe risk factors
for excess bleeding and hypercoagulation states.
- Discuss nursing interventions
for patients with specific coagulation abnormalities.
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