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
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DVT Debunked: Who is at risk?

by Wynne Parry

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.

Boston Medical Center's VTE prevention program

by Pamela Rosenkranz

Learn how your VTE rates compare to your peers from the Director of Clinical Quality and Patient Safety at Boston Medical Center, Pamela Rosenkrantz.

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

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.

Illustration of a doctor thinking about DVT treatment for a patient walking.

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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