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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...

Respiratory system part 1: pulmonary ventilation

30 January 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article, which forms part of the life sciences series and is the first of two articles on the respiratory system, describes the anatomy of the respiratory...

Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of venous thromboembolism

31 January 2017

Nursing Older People

Evidence & practice

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) occurs more frequently in older people. For those nursing older people in a variety of settings, knowledge of VTE prevention, diagnosis...

Pulmonary embolism:identification, clinical features and management

24 March 2009

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

Pulmonary embolism commonly results from blood clots in the venous system which lodge in and block a pulmonary blood vessel. Typical presenting features include...

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.

Non-pharmacological interventions for the prevention of venous thromboembolism: a literature review

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

Aim Aim To assess the relative clinical efficacy of different forms of non-pharmacological prophylaxis, intermittent pneumatic compression and graduated compression...

Pulmonary embolism: identification, clinical features and management

19 March 2009

Nursing Standard

CPD

Pulmonary embolism commonly results from blood clots in the venous system which lodge in and block a pulmonary blood vessel. Typical presenting features include...

Deep vein thrombosis: diagnosis and treatment

22 January 2014

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article aims to give nurses an insight into proximal deep vein thrombosis (DVT). DVT is relatively common and is associated with significant morbidity and...

Minimising the risks

03 October 2007

Nursing Standard

Campaign

Venous thromboembolism is a major killer of hospital patients. A report from the Department of Health says that patients admitted for reasons other than surgery...

Point-of-care D-dimer testing in emergency departments

07 September 2015

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Overcrowding and prolonged patient stays in emergency departments (EDs) affect patients’ experiences and outcomes, and increase healthcare costs. One way of...