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What NPs need to know about anticoagulation therapy

Gay, Sarah E. MSN, APRN-BC; Munaco, Sandra BSN, DNP-S

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000419298.79816.92
Feature: VTE MANAGEMENT

Abstract: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) refers to pulmonary embolism and deep venous thrombosis. Anticoagulation is the cornerstone of management for patients with VTE. This review will discuss current anticoagulation guidelines.

Sarah E. Gay is an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Instructor at The Medical University of South Carolina in the Neurosciences/Critical Care Division.

Sandra Munaco is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree at Medical University of South Carolina.

The authors have declared no financial relationships related to this article.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.