Deep vein thrombosis

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  • Deep Vein Thrombosis Essay

    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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  • Deep Vein Thrombosis Case Study

    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

    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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  • Deep Vein Thrombosis Research Paper

    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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  • Nursing Case Study: Estelle's Plan Of Care

    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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  • Registered Nursing Case Study

    This essay will be based on a case study that focuses on a registered nurse and the care that was given to one of her patients which will include patterns of knowing and bioethical principles, which should have informed the nurse about the possible actions she could have chosen for a possibly better outcome for the patient. Four elements of negligence that must be met in order for the nurse to be considered legally negligent. Along with the (NMBA) nursing and midwifery board of Australia 's…

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  • Erickson's Development Theory

    Due to his chronic pain in his left knee he had an elective total knee replacement on September 28th. The surgery went well and the patient was discharged on September 30th. On October 8th the patient was taken to the hospital by ambulance. His chief complaint was shortness of breath and tight and constant chest pain radiating to the left shoulder. Upon arrival his breath sounds were diminished. His CT scan revealed he had over 30 small clots in in his lungs. Even though my patient was on deep…

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  • William Gibbs Reflective Model

    Introduction Mr. Browne is 72 years old. He has a medical history of type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and left total knee replacement. Mr. Browne is admitted to surgical ward for right knee arthroplasty (total knee replacement). This paper discusses the role of the nurse in preventing deep vein thrombosis in both Pre and post-operative care. The paper is presented using Gibbs reflective cycle, which was developed by Professor Graham Gibbs (Wilding, 2008). The Gibb’s reflective cycle have 6 stages…

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  • Medication Errors While Staying In Hospitals

    It is one of the more significant risk after surgery. It is the development of a blood clot typically deep in the veins of the patients legs. The trauma of surgery itself also increases the blood 's clotting tendency. Without the proper treatment, the odds of getting DVT after a big surgery are 25%. Always ask about the risk after having a major surgery done. Never be afraid to ask about the risk about the risk of DVT after any surgery. The sooner you can move around, will lower the risk of DVT.…

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  • Pulmonary Embolism

    “Prevention is better than cure,” stands good for the current issue-“An attempt to cut back the Pulmonary Embolism (PE) related death rate,” if everyone can follow the simple preventive measures and get diagnosed on time. The truth is, anyone can suffer a PE or deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which is the most common trigger for PE. The recent striking rise in cases of PE has provoked me to focus on this and thus alert every person possible to follow every possible preventive measure to avoid /delay…

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