Prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism

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Prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism
Introduction
Evidence-based practice involves careful evaluation by nurses whose decisions are based in the latest research as well as concern for the patient’s goals and preferences (Ehrlich-Jones &
O’Dwyer
, 2008). Deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot occurring in a deep vein which, if it should break free and reach the lungs, it can become a fatal pulmonary embolism (Summerfield, 2006). Currently, two competing interventions are used to prevent deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism: anti-embolism stockings and intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) devices. While both interventions are known to be effective, the purpose of the literature review is to compare these...
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.....able for patients with low risk.
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