Adjunctive Heparin Protocol Name Change – Go Live June 16, 2017

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Adjunctive Heparin Protocol Name Change – Go Live June 16, 2017

21-Jun-2017

Effective June 16, 2017 the pre-printed order PP-257 formerly known as the “Adjunctive Antithrombotic Heparin Protocol For Cardiac Use ONLY” will undergo a name change to the “Acute Coronary Syndrome Heparin Orders For Cardiac Use ONLY”.

The Section of Cardiology changed the name to help eliminate confusion during prescribing and use of the heparin order sets.  A safety alert has been added to PP-257 with a reminder to use the Regular Heparin Nomogram (PP-348) for PE, DVT, or active clot processes. Pre-printed orders that reference PP-257 are also being updated to reflect the name change. The terms Adjunctive Heparin or Low Intensity Heparin should not be used when prescribing.

Please contact Dr. R. Zimmermann (Rodney.Zimmermann@rqhealth.ca or 306-789-7944) if you would like to discuss further details about the change.