From this pharmacy CPD module you will learn:
- What deep vein thrombosis is and its risk factors, symptoms and diagnosis
- How it is treated and the possible consequences and complications
- Advice and support that pharmacists and their teams can give to patients about prevention and anticoagulant therapy
Download a printable PDF of this module – including the five-minute test – here.
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is when a blood clot (thrombus) forms in a vein and partially or completely obstructs blood flow. When a thrombus forms in a deep vein, it is known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). DVT is most common in the legs or pelvis; however, thrombosis may affect other sites, such as the upper limbs and the intracranial and splanchnic veins.(1)
DVT may be referred