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J Am Acad Nurse Pract. 2012 Jun;24(6):335-44. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-7599.2012.00733.x. Epub 2012 May 3.

Management of venous thromboembolism for older adults in long-term care facilities.

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  • 1College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. mchoi7@asu.edu

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To provide information on current evidence-based clinical management of venous thromboembolism (VTE) for nurse practitioners working for older adults in long-term care facilities. METHODS AND DATA RESOURCES: A systematic review and summary using current clinical guidelines and reliable clinical research studies: American Medical Directors Association, American College of Chest Physicians, Medline, PubMed, Refworks, and CINAHL.

CONCLUSIONS:

The management of VTE focuses on a comprehensive approach including acute and long-term pharmacologic approach, surgical and mechanical approach, prophylaxis of recurrent VTE, maintaining INR, and monitoring lab values.

IMPLICATIONS:

Recommendations based on the most current clinical research studies and guidelines will facilitate a cost-effective management of venous thromboembolism for older adults in long-term care facilities.

©2012 The Author(s) Journal compilation ©2012 American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

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22672484
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