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Clinical evidence

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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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Stroke Awareness and COVID-19

by Wynne Parry

The spread of COVID-19 has created unprecedented challenges for healthcare providers. But even in the heat of a once-in-a-century pandemic, patients continue to suffer from perennial, and potentially fatal, medical emergencies — including stroke.

Illustration of a doctor thinking about DVT treatment for a patient sitting in a chair.

DVT Debunked: IPC while sitting

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: IPC while sitting.

Illustration of a doctor thinking about DVT treatment.

DVT Debunked: Anticoagulants

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: Patients on anticoagulants.

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VTE prevention guidelines

by Wynne Parry

5 opportunities to improve VTE prevention with mechanical prophylaxis.

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Pregnant women, the risk of a blood clot is 4–5x

by Jacqueline Haigney

Many people don’t realize the increased blood clot risk during pregnancy. Be sure you know the facts.

Pregnant woman.

You are 4-5x more likely to have a blood clot if pregnant

by Jacqueline Haigney

For pregnant women, increased VTE risk makes assessment and preventative prophylaxis even more important.

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Recent trial questions effectiveness of IPC in ICU

by Jordan Rosenfeld

The PREVENT trial, published by NEJM, has led study authors to question the use of dual modality.

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Blood clot prevention – the clinical evidence for IPC

by William Nadeau

Trials evaluating the effectiveness of IPC.

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How to reduce your patient’s risk for bleeding

by William Nadeau

See the risk of VTE vs. the risk of bleeding.


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