Flashcard 12 - Management of Care Flashcard Set for the NCLEX-RN Exam


The nurse is caring for a client with a history of blood clots. The client is prescribed Coumadin (Warfarin) daily. The nurse chooses to not administer the Coumadin (Warfarin) because the client experienced bruising on his arm after hitting it on the bed rail. Several hours later, the client begins complaining of leg pain and swelling. It is determined that he has a large DVT that will need treatment and an extended hospital stay. This is an example of medical ____.

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