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Deep vein thrombosis

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  • 1. Deep Vein Thrombosis NCC Review Day 3
  • 2. Deep Vein Thrombosis
    • Thrombus or clot formation can lead to thrombophlebitis or thromboemba superficial vein thrombus typically appears as a painful, hard, warm, unusually red vein
    • Deep vein thrombosis carries potential risk for clot fragmentation and later a clot becoming lodged in the lungs as a pulmonary embolism
  • 3. Thrombophlebitis
    • Thrombophlebitis is the inflammation of a blood vessel due to the formation of blood clots
      • Can be superficial – (red and painful)
      • Generally found in veins of the leg, thigh and pelvis
      • Onset is often rapid with severe pain and swelling
  • 4. Thrombophlebitis
    • Signs and symptoms
      • Pain
      • Calf tenderness
      • Leg edema
      • Positive Homan’s sign – pain in calf muscle if foot is flexed upward
      • May be better to check
    • Early ambulation is key to prevention

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