NCLEX Review – Warfarin: Most Popular Anti-Coagulant?
Warfarin, or Coumadin, is the most commonly used anticoagulant drug, often called a blood thinner. It is used to prevent blood clots in veins and arteries, reducing the risk of strokes and heart attacks. As you prepare to take the NCLEX exam, brush up on your knowledge of Warfarin with us. In this video we will discuss various aspects of Warfarin you will need to know for the NCLEX test, including: what it is used for, the goal of Warfarin therapy, the coagulation cascade, adverse effects of this medication, risk factors for bleeding, drugs that increase or decrease the effects of Warfarin, diet restrictions and nursing tips.