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Delirium prevention & management

Delirium prevention & management

What is Delirium?

Delirium is sudden confusion which develops over hours to days.  It is different from dementia, such as Alzheimer's disease, which is a chronic confusional state that develops and progresses over time.

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Venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention

What is Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)?

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a condition that includes both deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE)DVT is the formation of a blood clot in a deep vein - usually in the leg or pelvic veins.  The most serious complication of a DVT is that the clot can dislodge and travel to the lungs, becoming a life-threatening pulmonary embolism.


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