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OSE_1309_part3_Layout 1 9/6/13 12:21 PM Page 138 SAFETY Cheryl Marsh, BS, RN, CNOR Is It Time to Recall Your Recall Policy? Deck Know the risks DVT commonly occurs when blood flow changes, which could cause clots to form in deep veins, often in the calf or thigh and less commonly in the chest or arm. Pulmonary emboli develop when clots break free from veins and travel to the lungs. The condition can prove 1 1 3 8 O U T PAT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | S E P T E M B E R 2013 Cheryl Marsh, BS, RN, CNOR T he stakes are high when it comes to preventing deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary emboli. Between 300,000 and 600,000 people suffer DVT and PE DUAL PURPOSE Using anti-embolism stockings and sequential compression each year, devices in combination addresses the key factors for DVT prevention. with 60,000 to 100,000 ultimately dying from the complications. When it's not fatal, DVT can cause post-op morbidity, prolonged hospitalization and increased healthcare costs. An essential part of caring for surgical patients is to understand your role and responsibilities in preventing clots from forming.

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