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Implementing VTE prevention best practices

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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.

Increase awareness about blood clots and how to prevent them

by Susannah Noel

March is DVT Awareness Month, a time when healthcare providers and educators double down on their efforts to raise awareness about blood clots. Learn 5 simple ways you can increase awareness about blood clots and how to prevent them.

DVT Debunked: patient refusal of VTE prophylaxis

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.

Effective implementation of VTE prevention protocols

by Wynne Parry

Learn how Banner Good Samaritan went from having a minimum of one venous thromboembolism (VTE) event every other day to cutting VTEs by half and improving prophylaxis with risk assessment and effective implementation of VTE prevention protocols.

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Compression sizing matters

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 the importance of finding the right size for IPC solutions.

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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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See the ins and outs of IPC

by Melody Wilding

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

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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.

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How to make VTE a priority among nursing staff

by Laura Mueller

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

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Just how far do patients need to walk?

by Laura Mueller

Common misconceptions that can lead to higher VTE rates.


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#VTEPreventionChampion

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

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