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Where to learn more about DVT?

Information on Patient Education

There are many places where you can find information about DVT. The Coalition to Prevent DVT’s Web site, www.preventdvt.org, is only one place where you can find educational resources for healthcare professionals. In this section we have listed resources from Coalition members and supporters on specific topics.

Where can I find resources for patient education?
National Alliance for Thrombosis and Thrombophilia (NATT)
Visit www.stoptheclot.org to download materials and resources for patient education.
Visit www.clotcare.com to download materials and resources for patient education.

Where can I learn more about improving patient care?
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
Visit www.ashp.org/s_ashp/docs/files/2015_Kristufek_DVTRiskAssessProcess.pdf to learn how to improve patient care through a DVT risk assessment process.

Where can I find information on patient and caregiver counseling?
American Academy of Home Care Physicians (AAHCP)
Visit http://www.aahcp.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=65 to complete a counseling form to ensure that your patients and their caregivers are fully informed about their condition.

Where can I find guidelines for treating DVT?
American Venous Forum (AVF) funded by sanofi-aventis US LLC
Visit http://veinforum.org/index.php?page=online-resources to access a manual that offers guidelines for diagnosing and treating patients with acute or chronic venous disease, venous malformations, or chronic lymphedema.

Where can I learn about participating in DVT Awareness Month?
Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM)
Visit www.hospitalmedicine.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Search_Advanced_Search&template=/CM/HTMLDisplay.cfm&ContentID=9158 to find a plan to institute DVT Awareness Month programs at your institution.

Where can I get information on the U.S. Surgeon General’s Call to Action on Deep-Vein Thrombosis?
Office of the U.S. Surgeon General
Visit http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/topics/deepvein/calltoaction/call-to-action-on-dvt-2008.pdf to read the actual Call to Action document released by the U.S. Office of the Surgeon General.

Are you or a loved one at risk for DVT blood clots?

Key DVT Statistics

Did you know that up to 2 million Americans are affected annually by DVT?