P_CS_44 Administration of Low Molecular Weight Heparin by a Senior Healthcare Support Worker / Allied Professional

In community settings many of the individuals receiving Low Molecular Weight (LMW)

Heparin do not have any specific nursing need requiring the intervention of a Registered Nurse; consequently an additional visit to administer treatment is required. In order to effectively utilise staff resources and reduce the number of individuals accessing a patient’s home it is proposed that Senior Health Care Support Workers and Allied Health Professionals (AHP’s) are trained to administer this treatment as part of the delivery of planned care.


This document applies to all non-registered nursing staff and Registered Allied Health Professionals, employed by Lincolnshire Community Health services NHS Trust, who have undergone training and have been deemed competent in the administration of LMW Heparin for named patients.

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