Venous thromboembolism affects between 200,000 and 600,000 Americans each year. VTE has become the third most common cause of death in the United States and accounts for 15% of maternal related deaths in developed countries world-wide. Those who are most at risk are ones who have experienced trauma, surgery, upcoming or recent childbirth, CHF, cancer, paralysis, the elderly, and those who are immobile. The purpose of this study is to determine the most effective prevention method for VTE in the at-risk patient.
Simpson, Marissa; Hartman, Carly; and Siefert, Nikki, "Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism in the At-Risk Patient" (2012). Pharmacy and Nursing Student Research and Evidence-Based Medicine Poster Session. 45.
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