How to administer a fragmin injection

Welcome to "administration of a dalteparin injection"!

What is dalteparin?

Example.... is used to prevent blood clotting (coagulation) when surgery is performed, to treat the acute formation of blood clots in deep veins, to treat symptomatic blood clots to prevent recurrence of the clots in patients with cancer, to treat unstable coronary artery disease, to prevent clotting in those at risk when mobility is restricted during acute illness, and to prevent clotting in blood dialysis and filtration equipment in connection with acute kidney failure or kidney disease

 

Safe administration

What it is...

What is dalteparin (Fragmin)?

Dalteparin is used to treat and prevent harmful blood clots. Preventing harmful blood clots helps to reduce the risk of a stroke or heart attack. This medication helps keep your blood flowing smoothly by lowering the activity of clotting proteins in the blood. Dalteparin is a type of heparin, and works as an anticoagulant (commonly called a "blood thinner").


Conditions that increase your risk of developing blood clots include certain types of surgeries (such as hip replacement or abdominal surgery), long periods of being in one position (immobile), certain types of heart attack, and a certain type of chest paincalled unstable angina. For some medical conditions, dalteparin may be used in combination with other "blood thinners."


Dalteparin may also be used to treat and prevent clots from coming back in patients with cancer.


If you are using this medication at home, learn all preparation and usage instructions from your health care professional and the product package. You should be lying down or sitting when you inject yourself. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. This medication should not be mixed with or added to any other medication in the same syringe. Before injecting each dose, clean the injection site with rubbing alcohol. Change the injection site each time to lessen injury under the skin. To minimize bruising, do not rub the injection site after a shot. Learn how to store and discard medical supplies safely.

The main sites to administer dalteparin

  • Dalterpain is...
    anti coagulation
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    admister sites
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How does it link to health and well being?

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Non-Q Wave Heart Attack, Prevention of Cardiac Ischemia Following Non-Q Wave MI, Unpredictable Severe Constricting Chest Pain, Prevention of Cardiac Ischemia in Unstable Angina Pectoris, Deep Vein Thrombosis Prevention, Deep Vein Thrombosis Prevention in Hip Surgery, Deep Vein Thrombosis Prevention in Abdominal Surgery, Prevention of Recurrent Vein Thrombosis in Cancer

Prevention of Extracorporeal Clotting During Hemodialysis, Treatment to Prevent a Blood Clot in the Lung, Blood Clot in a Deep Vein, Deep Vein Thrombosis Prevention in Knee Replacement


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You've completed a course on the correct administration of dalteparin. Hopefully, now you have a better understanding of how to administer the injection and why it is important to do so correctly...