Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is preventable, and the best ways to prevent VTE include :
Other ways to reduce the risk of VTE include :
Thromboprophylaxis refers to interventions to help prevent blood clots. Thromboprophylaxis most often includes treatment with anticoagulant medicines, and the use of compression stockings .
Being immobilised for a prolonged period of time due to reasons such as being bedridden following a surgical procedure can increase the risk of VTE [1,2]. Depending on the clinical procedure and risk factors specific to the patient, the effectiveness of thromboprophylaxis varies .