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Risk assessment and treatment of venous thromboembolism

09 December 2010

Emergency Nurse

Feature

This article argues that the number of deaths caused by venous thromboembolism (VTE) can be reduced if all patients in emergency departments are assessed to identify...

A case for action on clots

21 June 2011

Nursing Standard

General Article

The NHS is paying large amounts of compensation to patients as a result of a failure to assess patients’ risk of venous thromboembolism.

Diagnosis and management of Paget-Schroetter’s syndrome

07 October 2010

Emergency Nurse

Feature

Paget-Schroetter’s syndrome (PSS) is an effort-related syndrome involving upper extremity deep vein thromboses (UEDVTs) that usually occur in the subclavian or...

The assessment and management of venous thromboembolism

28 March 2006

Nursing Standard

Learning zone

This article examines venous thromboembolism (VTE) and offers guidance on its prevention. VTE is a potentially fatal condition, which can be prevented using both...

Graduated compression stockings to prevent deep vein thrombosis

11 June 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes the correct use and length of graduated elastic compression stockings to prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in general surgical patients. The...

The assessment and management of venous thromboembolism

22 March 2006

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article examines venous thromboembolism (VTE) and offers guidance on its prevention. VTE is a potentially fatal condition, which can be prevented using both...

Let’s get physical

17 March 2009

Nursing Standard

Feature

Taking a lead from the airline industry, one hospital provides video exercise programmes for inpatients.

Safe practice for patients receiving anticoagulant therapy

26 January 2010

Nursing Standard

Learning zone vascular disorders

Venous thrombolembolism, although largely preventable, continues to be a major cause of death in hospitalised patients. The anticoagulant drugs used to prevent and...

Safe practice for patients receiving anticoagulant therapy

20 January 2010

Nursing Standard

CPD

Venous thrombolembolism, although largely preventable, continues to be a major cause of death in hospitalised patients. The anticoagulant drugs used to prevent and...

Use and application of graduated elastic compression stockings

27 June 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

As part of Nursing Standards clinical skills series, this article discusses how to apply graduated elastic compression stockings, which are used as a prophylactic...