Management of venous thromboembolism for older adults in long-term care facilities.
J Am Acad Nurse Pract. 2012 Jun;24(6):335-44
Authors: Choi M, Hector M
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.
PMID: 22672484 [PubMed - in process]