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Deep Vein Thrombosis: Prevention And Prognosis

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 1.5 hours
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Course Summary

Although there are a number of risk factors associated with deep vein thrombosis (DVT), it can strike anyone regardless of age, physical fitness, or other factors. However, DVT has an excellent prognosis when caught early and treated aggressively. Additionally, there are a number of strategies for reducing DVT risk. Nurses should familiarize themselves with these strategies in order to be prepared to advise their patients on lifestyle adjustments and other actions that can lower this risk. This course also aims to increase the awareness and clinical acumen of nurses in their evaluation of deep vein thrombosis.

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Course Syllabus

  1. Introduction
  2. Increasing Patient Awareness Of DVT
  3. Underlying Causes of DVT
    1. Lack of Movement
      1. Surgery
      2. Long Trips
    2. Vein Injury
    3. Diagnosis
  4. Primary Risk Factors For Developing DVT
  5. Complications Of DVT
    1. Pulmonary Embolism
    2. Post-Thrombotic Syndrome
      1. Diagnosis
      2. Treatment
    3. Heart Attack and Stroke
  6. DVT Prevention
    1. Anticoagulants
    2. Movement
    3. Compression Stockings
  7. Treatment
    1. Anticoagulants
    2. Thrombolytic Therapy
    3. Compression
  8. Prognosis
    1. Post Phlebitic Syndrome
  9. Summary


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