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Preventing venous thromboembolism

27 June 2011

Nursing Management

Feature

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a significant cause of long-term disability, chronic ill health and mortality, causing about 25,000 deaths a year in hospitals in...

Venous thromboembolism risk assessments in acute care

03 February 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article is aimed at nurses and other health professionals working in clinical practice and involved in venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk assessments. The...

Venous thromboprophylaxis: reducing needlestick injury

11 August 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article discusses needlestick injuries in relation to the prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in the healthcare setting. The article explores the use of...

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...

Adherence to low molecular weight heparin treatment by patients with cancer who develop VTE

10 May 2017

Cancer Nursing Practice

Evidence & practice

Patients with cancer who are diagnosed with venous thromboembolism (VTE) are managed with low molecular weight heparin (enoxaparin), an established treatment. Those...

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...