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DVT Debunked: Who is at risk?

by Wynne Parry

For so many people, blood clots can seem like a danger that's unlikely to touch them. However, it's important that all patients understand that potentially fatal venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a condition that can affect nearly anyone.

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3 must discuss nurse huddle topics

by Melissa Schmidt
Boston Medical Center prevention program champion, Pamela Rosenkrantz.

Boston Medical Center's VTE prevention program

by Pamela Rosenkranz

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).

Overlooked risk factors

by Jessica Kirkwood

When it comes to venous thromboembolism (VTE), there are certain at-risk patient populations you likely know to watch, but there are many other less familiar risk factors that can also increase the risk of blood clots.

DVT Debunked: Mobility safety

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 article focuses on mobility safety.

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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

Illustration of a doctor thinking about DVT treatment for a patient sitting in a chair.

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.

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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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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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