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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...

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...

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...

Reperfusion therapy

01 February 2006

Emergency Nurse

CPD

In this article Nick Castle explains that, with significant improvements being made to the emergency management of cardiac patients, emergency nurses should...

Central venous catheters: a review of the literature

26 March 1997

Nursing Standard

Clinical

Following an audit on the author’s unit, staff were concerned about catheter infection rates. Nurses from the ward networked with other units and found that they...

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.

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...

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...

Reducing deaths from stroke: a focused review of the literature

01 October 2004

Nursing Older People

Care

Stroke is both common and serious. It is estimated that it causes 4.4 million deaths per year worldwide (Murray and Lopez 1997). Each year 110,000 people in England...

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...