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Resources for preventing venous thromboembolism (VTE)

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DVT Debunked: The severity of deep vein thrombosis

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. This month: the severity of deep vein thrombosis.

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DVT Debunked: Who is at risk?

by Wynne Parry

For so many people, blood clots can seem like a danger that's unlikely to touch them. However, it's important that all patients understand that potentially fatal venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a condition that can affect nearly anyone.

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Support the fight against VTEs on World Thrombosis Day

by Pantep Angchaisuksiri, MD and Beverly Hunt, MD, OBE

On October 13, join us in proud support of World Thrombosis Day, a year-long campaign that focuses attention on thrombosis education.


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Overlooked risk factors

by Jessica Kirkwood

When it comes to venous thromboembolism (VTE), there are certain at-risk patient populations you likely know to watch, but there are many other less familiar risk factors that can also increase the risk of blood clots.

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DVT Debunked: Mobility safety

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. This article focuses on mobility safety.

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Patient safety recommendations

by Susannah Noel

With the global coronavirus pandemic causing heightened focus on patient care, we're highlighting patient safety in hospitals. A top way to avoid unnecessary complications and deaths is to work on preventing blood clots — or venous thromboembolism (VTE).


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DVT Debunked: mobility requirements for preventing blood clots

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. This article highlights mobility requirements for preventing blood clots.

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Go green this Earth Day

by Katie Morell

This Earth Day, let’s work together toward securing a healthier future for not only patients, but the planet. Read about 3 simple ways for your medical facility to go green this Earth Day.

Tracking the effectiveness of VTE prevention protocols

by Jordan Rosenfeld

To reduce post-surgical VTE rates, hospitals should implement and practice risk assessments and prophylaxis protocols. By following these three tips, you can help your hospital design and streamline effective VTE prevention protocols.


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