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Resources for preventing venous thromboembolism (VTE)

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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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VTE prevention pitfalls

by Wynne Parry

Between admission and discharge, there are several points at which the VTE prevention protocol can fail. Learn how to identify and address 12 common protocol pitfalls.


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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.

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

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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Compression sizing matters

by Wynne Parry

It's important to find the right size for IPC solutions, because a poor fit puts the patient at risk of not receiving the full benefit of the intervention and may even cause harm.

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Protocol implementation success

by Wynne Parry

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) stresses the importance of effective implementation of VTE protocols, noting that it can increase adequate prophylaxis rates to 80% or more. Read about Johns Hopkins’ success.

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Patient refusal – how to escalate

by Wynne Parry

Learn how to build an escalation process to use when patients object to wearing IPC devices.


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