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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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    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 is the third most common cardiovascular disease after acute coronary syndromes and strokes, affecting 2 million individuals in the US each year. (Theodorou, Theodorou, & Kakitsubata, 2003) Although more commonly limited to the veins of the calf, lower extremity deep vein thrombosis is a very serious medical condition that can result in death or disability. DVT is a condition that happens when blood clots are present and forms in a deep vein, usually in the leg. It is…

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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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    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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    much attention. These days can be few and far between and you feel fine, maybe a little tired. However, what everyone doesn’t realize is that these days greatly increase the risk of suffering from a very serious medical condition referred to as Deep Vein Thrombosis. Doctors are fearful that the increased number of professionals working in an office setting will lead to an increase in cases of a specific type of blood clot called Deep Vein Thrombosis. What Deep Vein Thrombosis refers to is simply…

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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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    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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    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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    DVT Prophylaxis

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    that they presented results of several meta-analysis studies where some patients were using graded compression stockings and the other group of patients had intermittent pneumatic compression devices on. However, in conclusion of this study it is clearly presented that any prophylaxis is better than no prophylaxis. In addition to that, they suggested that prophylaxis should be individualized based on the patient’s current needs. As we all know, it seems that every patient upon admission is…

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