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?

Do nothing, the PTT is therapeutic


•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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