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The presented paper aims at understanding the current situation of mechanical prevention of venous thrombosis in ICU. A questionnaire survey. A self-developed Questionnaire on the Current Situation of VTE Mechanical Prevention in ICU was distributed. A total of 125 valid questionnaires were collected. The results shows that only 11.2% ICUs had the ratio of mechanical prevention equipment to the bed number ≥0.8:1; there was significant differences among ICU nurses in different levels of hospitals in mastering the indications, contraindications and use process of venous thromboembolism mechanical prevention; 42 ICUs (33.6%) used disposable leg covers for patients before the use of mechanical prevention equipment. The face-to-face teaching model was the main method adopted in the education and training of mechanical prevention. © 2022 The Authors. Nursing Open published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.


Guan Xiaoxiao, Li Li, Gong Shijin, Wang Yueben, Zhen Junhai. Investigation and analysis of status of mechanical prevention of venous thrombosis in ICU. Nursing open. 2023 Apr;10(4):2648-2655

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