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Myth: If your patient refuses VTE prophylaxis, there's nothing you can do

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Wynne Parry  Essential Insights contributor, healthcare writer.

Wynne Parry

Essential Insights contributor, healthcare writer

Myth: If your patient refuses venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis, there's nothing you can do.

Truth: Your patient may not fully understand that these interventions reduce the risk of blood clots. Educating the patient and family could make a difference.

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