Think superficial thrombophlebitis, because time might be of the essence
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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.

Nursing Standard. 36, 11, 70-72. doi: 10.7748/ns.36.11.70.s25

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