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

DVT Debunked: It's not safe to get patients out of bed if they are at risk for VTE

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Wynne Parry  Essential Insights contributor, healthcare writer.

Wynne Parry

Essential Insights contributor, healthcare writer

Myth: It's not safe to get patients out of bed if they are at risk for VTE.

Truth: Mobility is an effective and widely recommended method for preventing venous thromboembolism (VTE).

Professional organizations agree

A protective effect

How to improve mobility

Defining how far is far enough