Question 7 - Endocrine/​Hematology/​Gastrointestinal/​Renal/​Integumentary Practice Test for the CCRN

The nurse receives the following prescription for a 67-year-old male with deep vein thrombosis: Heparin 7500 units subcutaneous injection every 12 hours. The nurse administers the medication as prescribed. Several hours later, the nurse notes changes in the patient’s status. The patient has a CBC which results: WBC 9,877 cells/mcL; RBC 4.5 million cells/mcL; Hgb 13.0 gm/dL; Hct 56%, and Platelets 48,000 platelets/mcL. What is the priority nursing intervention?

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