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Treating Venous Thromboembolic Events in the pediatric population

Lyons, Rachel DNP, DCC, CPNP-PC/AC

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000411106.97368.0f
Feature: VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLIC EVENTS

Abstract: In the pediatric population, the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) is lower and less defined than in adults, making the diagnosis easy to overlook. Signs and symptoms in children are usually vague, so nurse practitioners need to be aware of what to look for and how to manage VTE in children.

Rachel Lyons is a pediatric acute care nurse practitioner, and an assistant clinical professor at Rutgers University School of Nursing in Newark, NJ.

The author has disclosed that she has no financial relationships related to this article.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.