Think superficial thrombophlebitis, because time might be of the essence
Gill O’Brien Clinical nurse specialist, Thrombosis at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
A nurse-led clinic is improving care for a common but often overlooked condition with potentially serious outcomes
Tell a patient they have superficial thrombophlebitis (STP) and you may well be greeted with a blank look. This is not surprising because STP – or superficial vein thrombosis (SVT), as it is also known – is not always well understood, even among healthcare professionals.
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