The nurse is caring for a client who has deep venous thrombosis and is prescribed a continuous IV infusion of heparin 25,000 units in 500 mL of D5W at 1300 units/hr. After 6 hours of the heparin infusion, the client’s PTT is 44 seconds. The nurse must adjust the infusion rate according to the heparin drip protocol (shown in the exhibit). According to the protocol, at what rate in milliliters per hour (mL/hr) should the nurse set the IV infusion pump? Click on the exhibit button for additional information. Record your answer using a whole number.
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