Doctor talking to a patient.

Are patients well-served by the recent study questioning mechanical compression?


Jordan Rosenfeld Healthcare writer.

Jordan Rosenfeld

Essential Insights contributor, healthcare writer

The PREVENT trial questions clinical use of dual modality in critically ill patients

A brief history of VTE prophylaxis

A brief history of VTE prophylaxis.

A heterogeneous and unbalanced patient group

Concerns about bleeding risk assessment and missed anticoagulant doses

Compliance wasn't clearly defined

In an ICU setting, compliance with chemical prophylaxis tends to be poor.

Not all IPC devices are created equal

Illustration - knee-length compression sleeve.
Illustration - thigh-length compression sleeve.
Illustration - compression foot pump.
Blood augmentation graph.

Missing ultrasounds

Best practices and protocols remain solid