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Together, we can reduce HA-VTE

Check out evidence, best practices and a community of other clinicians to reduce HA-VTE.

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Stroke Awareness and COVID-19

by Wynne Parry
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DVT Debunked: IPC while sitting

by Wynne Parry

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.

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.

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.

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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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See the ins and outs of IPC

by Melody Wilding

Learn which aspects of IPC sleeve & pump technology to consider.

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Pregnant women, the risk of a blood clot is 4–5x

by Jacqueline Haigney

Many people don’t realize the increased blood clot risk during pregnancy. Be sure you know the facts.

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