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Patient safety recommendations

by Susannah Noel

With the global coronavirus pandemic causing heightened focus on patient care, we're highlighting patient safety in hospitals. A top way to avoid unnecessary complications and deaths is to work on preventing blood clots — or venous thromboembolism (VTE).

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Overlooked risk factors

by Jessica Kirkwood
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DVT Debunked: Mobility safety

by Wynne Parry

Stroke Awareness and COVID-19

by Wynne Parry

The spread of COVID-19 has created unprecedented challenges for healthcare providers. But even in the heat of a once-in-a-century pandemic, patients continue to suffer from perennial, and potentially fatal, medical emergencies — including stroke

DVT Debunked: IPC while sitting

by Wynne Parry

The Smart Compression™ Educates DVT Debunked series introduces several common misconceptions – or myths – about blood clot prevention and provides resources and evidence to clarify and educate. This month: IPC while sitting.

VTE prevention pitfalls

by Wynne Parry

Between admission and discharge, there are several points at which the VTE prevention protocol can fail. Learn how to identify and address 12 common protocol pitfalls.

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Icon illustrating three people with deep-vein thrombosis.

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Protocol implementation success

by Wynne Parry

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) stresses the importance of effective implementation of VTE protocols, noting that it can increase adequate prophylaxis rates to 80% or more. Read about Johns Hopkins’ success.

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DVT Debunked: Anticoagulants

by Wynne Parry

The Smart Compression™ Educates DVT Debunked series introduces several common misconceptions – or myths – about blood clot prevention and provides resources and evidence to clarify and educate. This month: Patients on anticoagulants.

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History of DVT Awareness Month

by Wynne Parry

The story of National DVT Awareness Month begins with unnecessary tragedy, but it offers hope too. Learn the history of the annual national effort to prevent the disease sometimes called the “silent killer”.

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Patient refusal – how to escalate

by Wynne Parry

Learn how to build an escalation process to use when patients object to wearing IPC devices.

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VTE prevention guidelines

by Wynne Parry

5 opportunities to improve VTE prevention with mechanical prophylaxis.

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