Risk of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia in vascular access care

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This article reviews the risk factors for, pathophysiology of, and management of HIT” Frazer (2017).

Abstract:

Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is an immune-mediated complication of heparin therapy. The use of heparin to flush some vascular access devices makes HIT a concern for infusion nurses. This article reviews the risk factors for, pathophysiology of, and management of HIT.

Reference:

Frazer, C. (2017) Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia. Journal of Infusion Nursing. 40(2), p.98–100.

doi: 10.1097/NAN.0000000000000215

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