The advanced practice nurse is uniquely qualified to act as a consultant and specialist in the field of anticoagulation at an acute care hospital. The advanced practice nurse acts at both a system level and a patient care level to improve anticoagulation with low-molecular-weight heparins, heparin, and warfarin through education, research, quality improvement initiatives, and patient care management.
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Hematology| May 01 2002
The Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse in Anticoagulation
Bernadette Porter, MS, NP
From Department of Medicine, Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, NY.
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AACN Adv Crit Care (2002) 13 (2): 221–233.
Bernadette Porter; The Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse in Anticoagulation. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 May 2002; 13 (2): 221–233. doi:
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