should be withheld until after the drains had been removed, or to administer the LMWH and remove the drain several hours later.
A review of clinical polices on surgical drain tube removal was undertaken, utilizing the hospital’s policies database and the intranet; however, neither gave the staff direction on best clinical practice. Medical records and medication charts were then reviewed. The review suggested that there was no standard practice guideline on the administration of LMWH and the removal
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