Mechanical Thromboprophylaxis In the Perioperative Setting

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Venous thromboembolism (VTE), a term indicative of both deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, is a life-threatening condition that often can be prevented by knowledge and preparedness. Surgical patients are at a great risk for VTE due to immobility and other factors. Recent research on VTE indicates that nurses play a part in its prevention through assessment and consistent nursing care.

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