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    Education in Mechanical Prophylaxis of Venous Thromboembolism

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    1. Introduction

    2. Significant of the practice problem

    3. PICOT Question: For adult patients on 10 Weber South at Harper Hospital, does the implementation of a VTE prevention program lead to an increased use of Sequential Compression Devices and a decreased rate of Pulmonary Embolism.

    4.Theoretical Framework

    5.Synthesis of the Literature

    6.Practice Recommendations

    7. Conclusion

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    NURSING EDUCATION AND VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM (VTE): VTE--IT'S NOT JUST FOR SURGICAL PATIENTS ANYMORE! Academic Journal By: Swiencki, Karin; Kaiser, Joan. Oncology Nursing Forum. Mar2007, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p554-554. 1/4p
    Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis: the role of the nurse in changing practice and saving lives. Academic Journal (includes abstract) Collins R; MacLellan L; Gibbs H; MacLellan D; Fletcher J; Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, Mar-May2010; 27(3): 83-89. (7p)

    Effectiveness of Staff education in Mechanical Prophylaxis of Venous Thromboembolism
    I need help please with this paper please using the following titles
    1. Introduction

    In the United States, 200,000 people reportedly die from venous thromboembolism each year, and there is also an estimated 900,000 people are impacted by (VTE) while another 600,000 are hospitalized as a result of (VTE). This number rises exponentially when analyzing the global impact of (VTE) as an estimated 10 million new cases occur annually with many of the people impacted across the globe dying as a result of the preventable ailment. An estimated 60% of VTE cases occur during or after hospitalization, which makes it the leading cause of preventable hospital deaths. Patients most susceptible to this ailment include those who are recovering from surgery, which is why prophylaxis is the primary defense used to reduce the death rates associated with VTE. It is estimated that prophylaxis can reduce the risk of death by between 50%-80%.

    Mechanical prophylaxis utilizes sequential compression devices to prevent thromboembolic events that lead to VTE, which is why this particular summary analyzes the effectiveness of using education and training programs to assess its impact on SCD wear time in adult post surgical patients, which are the patient's most at risk of developing VTE. The research articles used for this summary conducted extensive research literature reviews to assess the knowledge of nurses in reference to VTE, their role in using mechanical prophylactic measures to assess and prevent VTE, and the assessment of hospitals that have successfully implemented nurse education and training programs.

    VTE is characterized by deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolus in patients who are discharged or receiving care while in a hospital setting, and this leads to complications that are often life threatening for the patients as well as prolonged hospital stays. VTE is the second leading cause of preventable hospital deaths in America as well as the third leading cause of hospital charges that are fiscally damaging to the hospital's financial solvency. Therefore, this summary focuses on how educating nurses in the appropriate use of chemical and/or mechanical prophylaxis can result in most of the VTE cases being prevented while the patient is receiving care.

    2. Significant of the practice problem

    The significance of the problem is extensive as it is a global cause of unnecessary death and injury in patients. Therefore, the United States has begun to place increased attention and focus toward raising awareness ...

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    Effectiveness of Staff education in Mechanical Prophylaxis of Venous Thromboembolism