Title

Protein S Deficiency: A Case Study.

Publication/Presentation Date

9-1-1994

Abstract

Protein S deficiency, a life-threatening defect in the body's protective mechanism against activated coagulation, can result in recurrent or atypical patterns of thrombosis. A case study describing diagnosis and treatment of protein S deficiency and the nursing care of a patient requiring a vena cava filter is presented. It is important for nurses to be aware of the vital role they play in assessing, managing, and assisting both the patient and family as they adjust to this rare disorder.

Volume

12

Issue

3

First Page

68

Last Page

72

ISSN

1062-0303

Disciplines

Nursing

PubMedID

7848865

Department(s)

Patient Care Services / Nursing

Document Type

Article