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Protocol of Smith and Wheeler for Dosing Unfractionated Heparin Based on Plasma Anti-Factor Xa Levels

Purpose:

To anticoagulate a patient with unfractionated heparin using the protocol of Smith and Wheeler.

Specialty:

Hematology, Hematology

Objective:

dosage calculations, dosage adjustments

ICD-10:

D68.2

Description:

Smith and Wheeler developed a protocol for dosing unfractionated heparin based on patient weight and the plasma anti-factor Xa activity. The authors are from William W. Backus Hospital and the University of Connecticut in Norwich, Connecticut.

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