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    Deep Vein Thrombosis Essay

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    Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condition where a blood clot forms in a deep vein, usually in the legs. The deep veins pass through the deep tissues of the legs. These veins transport blood from the legs and feet back to the heart. The superficial veins are located beneath the surface of the skin, and the deep veins run between muscles of the legs. Contractions of these muscles helps to squeeze the blood towards the heart when we move our legs. Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism are together called venous thromboembolism. “The incidence of VTE is 10% to 20% in general medical patients and up to 80% in critically ill patients” (Hinkle & Cheever, 2014, P. 846). DVT is where a blood clot or thrombus forms in a deep vein and It partially…

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    Various studies have been conducted within and away from the medical field regarding the prevention of deep vein thrombosis and the conditions that can occur after its development. One intervention that has been researched that nurses are able to provide to their patients to help with this type of condition is by equipping their lower extremities with graduated compression stockings. Problem Deep vein thrombosis, often abbreviated as DVT, is a potentially life-threatening condition where a…

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    Deep vein thrombosis (DVT), occurs when a blood clot forms within a vein that's deep in your body. It typically forms in either the thigh or the lower leg. It mostly strikes people who spend hours sitting in one place, which is why it happens to airline passengers on long trips. However, commercial or owner operator truck drivers who spend hours on the road sitting in front of a steering wheel are also at risk of getting this condition. Sitting in the driver's seat for hours slows down your…

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    Temperature 96.8˚F, Heart Rate 129 beats per minute, Blood Pressure 102/60, Respiratory Rate 23, SPO2 100% on room air. Upon examination of his left leg, it is undeniably blue in color with significant swelling as compared to the right. Superficial veins are noticeably distended and the leg is cool to the touch. A Duplex Ultrasonography Examination is performed and a large deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is noted, involving the Common Femoral Vein all the way to the Popliteal Vein. At this point and…

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    Deep Vein Thrombosis

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    Deep vein thrombosis condition is one of the world renown vein incompetence that will lead to a fatal condition if mistreatment or underdiagnosed. Generally, DVT is part of the venous thromboembolism that can lead to a fatal condition which can cause sudden death. Currently, the awareness of this condition had been raised purposely on the early diagnosis of this condition. A lot of studies on this topic had been done previously by researchers in their effort to contribute to this condition to be…

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    Joel Lee Mrs. McGee LA Period 1 2/12/16 Thrombosis What is It? Thrombosis is a clotting of blood which can break loose and can block blood flow from your lungs (PE) this effect is called VTE ( venous thromboembolism) which is a combination of PE and DVT (deep vein thrombosis.) What Does it Do? A lack of movement can create fat deposits with thickening at a junction (or split) in the veins. If it does not get treated then, the effects are starting to become fatal because embolus (or fat in…

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    established significant diabetes-related abnormalities in coagulability and endothelial function. Diabetes mellitus has been considered as a potential risk factor for idiopathic (unknown cause of disease) Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) (karim Gariani, 2016). Moreover, DVT is a frequent and potentially fatal complication of patients with COPD. Deep Vein Thrombosis account for many deaths in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (Victor F. Trapson, 2005). The potential…

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    venous insufficiency and deep venous thromboses. It will also present pathophysiology and treatment of the two mentioned diseases. The symptoms to the diseases may be identical although the anatomy is truly different.There is no exact amount of the people that are affected by chronic venous insufficiency and deep vein thrombosis although the estimated range is from 300,000 to over 600,000 each year in the United States. Approximately 60,000 to 100,000 Americans die of deep vein thrombosis (DVT)…

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    Estelle is the name of the patient at the facility she is located in room twenty-two. The patient is currently comatose and appears to have been in this state for the last three years. She has a good support system in place as her grandniece visits her on a daily basis. She is currently receiving music therapy on a weekly basis as part of her treatment plan (Lester, 1997) Plan of Care When planning care for Estelle many aspects must be taken into consideration, such as the prevention of…

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    However, my preceptor voiced her willingness to help me obtain charts which were buried deep in medical records. She has made the process of locating and reviewing charts little easier than it would have been. She also assisted with the process of collecting data and sorting it out. The management of the clinical site welcomed the research project and was willing to help with locating charts of patients who may have been discharged. The charts were stored in the medical record storing cabinets.…

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