Questions On The Practice At A Semester II Level

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Current review for VTE prophylaxis Shubhreet Malhi 300192775 Table of Contents Introduction………………………………………………………………………………………..3 Analysis and Synthesis……………………………………………………………………………4 Implications to the practice at a semester II level………………………………………………...6 Impact on the nursing care and or health care…………………………………………………….8 Conclusion……………………………………………………………………………………….10 References………………………………………………………………………………………..11 Appendix A: Matrix Table………………………………………………………………………..3 Current review of VTE prophylaxis INTRODUCTION Throughout the surgery, numerous complications arise despite the proper planning. Perhaps, one of the most dangerous complication is the Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) - a broad concept which encompasses Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism (PE). The risk for VTE after surgery is further increased and in absence of thromboprophylaxis, it is associated with high mortality rate of 40-60% (Liu et al., 2016). Hence, VTE prophylaxis guidelines recommends the use of pharmacological prophylaxis such as warfarin, low molecular weight heparin (LMWH). However, the chemical therapeutic agents are associated with increased risk of bleeding, intraoperative hemorrhage and hematoma (Frostick, 2016). This further results in delayed wound healing, infection and high risk of readmission (Nam et al., 2015). Therefore, this paper explores is the cooperative effectiveness of mechanical prophylaxis such as mobile Compression Devices
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