DVT Case Study In Nursing

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Introduction. Development of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) in hospitalized patients is fatal, but preventable. DVT and subsequent Pulmonary Embolism (PE) can be affected by surgical and non-surgical patients. Early assessment and interventions are important to prevent DVT in acutely ill patients. he working staff are unaware that DVT during hospitalization is a ‘never event’ and its consequences. There is no supervision is taken place on this issue. Solution. Upon investigating about the non-compliance with the DVT guidelines, this author found out that lack of knowledge, lack of monitoring and busy schedule of nursing personnel are the main reasons behind it. This author conducted a research on importance of DVT prevention and how to improve …show more content…

The venue will be progressive care unit and the medical-surgical unit since both units come under same Nursing director and education nurse. Acceptance from the leadership team and main stakeholders is important to begin the project. This author will discuss about the importance DVT prevention and problems to follow to DVT protocol with the nursing director. This author will use the evidence from the literature reviews to convince how important to prevent this never event. With the support of nursing director, this author can discuss the problems and solutions with management team, finance department, risk managers, quality care team and the nursing staff to obtain adequate support and understanding of the project. There is a nurse educator for both units and she can act as single point of contact nurse case manager from Monday through Friday. The charge nurse will be responsible for night shift and weekends to follow the pilot study. This will avoid appointing any new staff member and save additional costs. Nursing director will be the supervisor of the proposed project and she should get weekly reports from nurse case …show more content…

It is JFK model risk assessment tool which includes every risk factors of the DVT. The JFK model risk assessment tool evolved through an evidence-based research and it proved that this model is working better than other models to assess the risk factors. Providing a valid and reliable tool for measuring the risk for DVT or PE in hospitalized patients will enable nurses to intervene early in patients at risk. Basing DVT risk assessment on the evidence provided in this study will assist nurses in becoming more confident in recognizing the necessity for interventions in hospitalized patients and decreasing risk (McCaffrey, R.,et.al. 2007). The table below is the DVT risk assessment tool made by this author based on the JFK model for the proposed

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