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What barriers discourage preventative action to reduce risk of DVT

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A patient just finished her open-heart surgery. She has been prescribed compression stockings and anti-coagulant medication. The physio has also devised an activity/rest plan for her to encourage her early ambulation following surgery.

What barriers might the pt encounter that discourage the pt from preventative action to reduce the risk of DVT? I cant find any information about this? Help please

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ckh23 has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ER/ICU/STICU.

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Think about what would prevent/make it difficult for the patient to get up out of bed and ambulate. Hint: This person just had their chest cracked open.

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Rob72 is a ASN, RN and specializes in Infectious Disease, Neuro, Research.

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...and are SCDs a popular item with patients? (Compliance)

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AgentBeast has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Cardiology and ER Nursing.

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How is lovenox administered . . .

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Moogie specializes in Gerontology, nursing education.

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I had lovenox after surgery. Doggone, it HURT!

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~Mi Vida Loca~RN has 6 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Emergency Dept. Trauma. Pediatrics.

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I had lovenox after surgery. Doggone, it HURT!

Toradol IM burns really bad too.

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~Mi Vida Loca~RN has 6 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Emergency Dept. Trauma. Pediatrics.

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...and are SCDs a popular item with patients? (Compliance)

I tell my patients it's a free massage!

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