The purpose of this program is to provide nurses with information about the risk factors for venous thromboembolism, its diagnosis, prevention and treatment and the potential for life-threatening complications. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to —
- List the triad of risk factors for venous thromboembolism.
- Identify four preventive measures for deep vein thrombosis.
- Describe two therapeutic interventions each for DVT and pulmonary embolus.