November 1, 2010

Steps to preventing DVT for outpatients

By: Judith M. Mathias, RN, MA
It’s a common scenario. A patient has a minor orthopedic procedure, such as a hammertoe repair, and receives a cast. The patient is immobilized at home and ends up with deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Venous thromboembolism (VTE), a frequent complication of surgery…
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