Medical professional in PPE talking to a patient in a hospital bed.

DVT Debunked: “I am not at risk for VTE”


Wynne Parry  Essential Insights contributor, healthcare writer.

Wynne Parry

Essential Insights contributor, healthcare writer

Myth: I am not at risk for VTE.

Truth: This is a serious condition that can affect nearly everyone.

All too common, all too dangerous

Icon illustration of three people with DVT.
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VTE: An emerging complication of COVID-19

VTE has many, sometimes overlapping, causes

VTE environmental risk factors chart.
VTE genetic risk factors.

How to prevent VTE with a protocol

Two key components

Nursing Skills Fair presentation
Clinical education opportunities
VTE committee meeting presentation
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