Physical therapist helping a patient walk.

Implementing VTE prevention best practices

Nurse adjusting IPC device sleeves.

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.

Two nurses wearing scrubs in a meeting.

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.

Nurse showing a patient something on a tablet.

Patient refusal – how to escalate

by Wynne Parry

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

Two nurses looking standing in the hallway looking at a tablet.

See the ins and outs of IPC

by Melody Wilding

Learn which aspects of IPC sleeve & pump technology to consider.

Nurse and patient looking at a tablet.

Influencing patients to take action

by Marijke Vroomen Durning

Getting through to patients and families can sometimes be a matter of life or death, when it comes to VTE prevention.

Nurse holding patient's hand.

How to make VTE a priority among nursing staff

by Laura Mueller

Failing to prioritize VTE prevention leads to high rates of preventable events.

Nurse helping patient with a walker.

Just how far do patients need to walk?

by Laura Mueller

Common misconceptions that can lead to higher VTE rates.

Nurse bedside with a patient.


We are on a mission to find and support #VTEPreventionChampion nurses at your hospital.

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