Anticoagulation Therapy - Heparin for Subcutaneous Administration and Line Flushes
Does NPSG.03.05.01 include anticoagulant drugs that are not used for therapeutic purposes, such as line maintenance or subcutaneous heparin?
No, the requirements only apply to patient's receiving "anticoagulation therapy". Thus, it only applies to patients receiving these drugs for therapeutic purposes, and not for flushes, etc. Subcutaneous heparin is used for therapeutic purposes, therefore yes, subcutaneous heparin is included in NPSG.03.05.01.
Last updated on May 17, 2019
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