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You are caring for a client that is on a continuous heparin infusion. The order of the infusion is the following heparin IV 18units/kg/hour; available heparin is 25,000units/500ml; the client weighs 240pounds. You are giving your nurse report at the end of you shift when the nurse taking over care for the client says, "is the heparin supposed to be infusing at 49ml/hr?" You double check the rate and the pump is set to 49ml/hr. What are your top 3 priorities (include your rationale)?

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