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disorder, diagnosis, possible underlying causes, and treatments, including anticoagulant therapy, antiembolism stockings, extremity elevation, and application of cool or warm moist compresses
importance of follow-up blood studies to monitor anticoagulant therapy
prescribed medication therapy regimen, including drug names, dosages, frequency and routes of administration, and duration of therapy
technique for administering subcutaneous anticoagulant injections, if necessary
possible adverse effects of anticoagulant therapy, such as bleeding and associated signs and symptoms, along with the need to notify a health care provider if any occur
foods that are high in vitamin K and the need to maintain a consistent intake of such foods to prevent interaction with warfarin therapy
importance of maintaining activity, especially ambulation, and the need to avoid prolonged sitting or standing, and strategies for risk reduction if traveling for long periods while sitting (such as long airline flights), including:
getting up and walking around every 1 to 2 hours

avoiding smoking

wearing loose-fitting, comfortable clothing

avoiding crossing the legs

flexing and extending the ankles and knees periodically

drinking plenty of fluids and avoiding alcoholic beverages
getting up and walking around every 1 to 2 hours
avoiding smoking
wearing loose-fitting, comfortable clothing
avoiding crossing the legs
flexing and extending the ankles and knees periodically
drinking plenty of fluids and avoiding alcoholic beverages
proper application and use of antiembolism stockings
importance of adequate hydration
bleeding precautions, including use of an electric razor and avoidance of products that contain aspirin
importance of smoking cessation
use of low-estrogen oral contraceptives as appropriate
need to wear medical alert identification noting the use of anticoagulant therapy.
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