Protein S Deficiency: A Case Study.
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.
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Diefenderfer, S., Matula, P., & Niznik, C. H. (1994). Protein S deficiency: a case study. Journal Of Vascular Nursing: Official Publication Of The Society For Peripheral Vascular Nursing, 12(3), 68-72.
Patient Care Services / Nursing