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Table 3 Median time spent on protocols/procedures related to monitoring residents who are stable on warfarin therapy

From: Nurses’ self-reported time estimation of anticoagulation therapy: a survey of warfarin management in long-term care

Protocols/procedures Completion time per patient (minutes) Weekly frequency
Document/monitor laboratory values on the anticoagulation care/flow sheet 10 1
INR 5 1
Monitor for bruising/bleeding, symptoms of gastrointestinal bleeding 5 7
Routine physical assessment to monitor for signs/symptoms of bleeding 5 3
  1. INR = international normalized ratio.