A patient is being treated with a heparin infusion for a pulmonary embolism. The nurse checks a PTT and the result is 60 seconds with a control of 30 seconds. What is the appropriate nursing action?


•Heparin infusions require close monitoring of the patient's partial thromboplastin time (PTT). The goal is a PTT of 1.5-2.5 times the control.

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