Bleeding Precautions Nursing Mnemonic



  • R-Razor Electric/Blades
  • A-Aspirin
  • N-Needles- small gauge
  • D-Decrease needle sticks
  • I-Injury (Protect from)


If a patient is taking an anticoagulant to prevent blood clots there is increase risk for bleeding. Be careful with blades when shaving. Do not take aspirin as it interferes with blood clotting and can magnify the effect of the medication. Avoid excess needle sticks and protect the patient from injury.

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