Introducing a device to assist in the application of anti-embolism stockings
Thomas, NM and Bennett, N (2017). Introducing a device to assist in the application of anti-embolism stockings. British Journal of Nursing.
|Authors||Thomas, NM and Bennett, N|
Using a device to help with the application and removal of anti-embolism stockings, often called thromboembolic deterrent stockings (TEDS), can potentially facilitate greater adherence to the use of stockings, and potentially reduce the risk of deep-vein thrombosis (DVT). This article describes a quality improvement project which used the Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) cycle to facilitate the introduction of a device to aid in the application of thromboembolic deterrent stockings in an orthopaedic ward. The project findings showed that Neo-slip, a product designed to facilitate the use of compression stockings, can be effectively introduced into an orthopaedic ward, with positive feedback from both staff and patients.
|Keywords||Deep vein thrombosis; Anti-embolism stocking; 1110 Nursing|
|Journal||British Journal of Nursing|
|Publisher||Mark Allen Publishing Ltd.|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2017.26.9.510|
|11 May 2017|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||15 May 2017|
|Accepted||01 Mar 2017|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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