Jean Sherman, an advanced registered nurse practitioner at Providence St. Mary Medical Center, recently earned certification in Coumadin management through the University of Indiana.
Coumadin is a blood thinner used to prevent blood clots from forming. It's prescribed for people with conditions including certain kinds of irregular heart beat, those who have suffered a heart attack, have had a blood clot in the lungs, had heart valves replaced, or who have suffered a heart attack.
The medication requires careful medical monitoring, which Sherman provides at the Coumadin Clinic at Providence St. Mary. The clinic gives patients easy access to a medical professional to monitor their condition.