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DVT Debunked: mobility requirements for preventing blood clots

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 highlights mobility requirements for preventing blood clots.

Tracking the effectiveness of VTE prevention protocols

by Jordan Rosenfeld

To reduce post-surgical VTE rates, hospitals should implement and practice risk assessments and prophylaxis protocols. By following these three tips, you can help your hospital design and streamline effective VTE prevention protocols.

Increase awareness about blood clots and how to prevent them

by Susannah Noel

March is DVT Awareness Month, a time when healthcare providers and educators double down on their efforts to raise awareness about blood clots. Learn 5 simple ways you can increase awareness about blood clots and how to prevent them.

DVT Debunked: patient refusal of VTE prophylaxis

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.

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Effective implementation of VTE prevention protocols

by Wynne Parry

Learn how Banner Good Samaritan went from having a minimum of one venous thromboembolism (VTE) event every other day to cutting VTEs by half and improving prophylaxis with risk assessment and effective implementation of VTE prevention protocols.

Case Study: University of Michigan Risk Assessment

by Wynne Parry

This health system case study examines how to use smart strategies to implement a risk assessment to prevent potentially fatal venous thromboembolism (VTE).

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Compression sizing matters

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 the importance of finding the right size for IPC solutions.

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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

In our interview with, Melissa Schmidt, Clinical Nurse Specialist at Missouri's largest hospital, shares three must-discuss nurse huddle topics.

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