VTE > Patient information leaflets
Each leaflet has a specific target patient group
VTE prevention leaflets
Blood clots - Reducing the risk
It is a VTE informative booklet for patients. To be given to all patients admitted to hospital including for day case surgery and it should be taken home on discharge.
Blood clots - Easy read version
It is the above leaflet in an easy read version. Suitable for: Paediatric patients, Patients with a learning disability, Patients with cognitive impairment (e.g. early dementia, stroke), Anyone who prefers a simpler version of the leaflet.
Leg casts and blood clots - Reducing the risk
It is a VTE informative booklet to be given to all patients fitted with a leg immobilisation appliance (e.g. cast, walking boot, back slab, etc). To be given at the time of immobilisation of the limb. For patients admitted to hospital give the leaflet Blood Clots: Reducing the Risk.
Cancer and blood clots - Reducing the risk
It is a VTE informative booklet to be given to all patients with cancer seen as outpatient or in an ambulatory regime. For admitted patients give the leaflet Blood Clots: Reducing the Risk.
Venous thrombosis in pregnancy and after birth - Reducing the risk
It is a VTE informative booklet to be given to all pregnant women on booking and patient reminded of it at each admission or appointment
How to inject dalteparin at home - A patient guide
This is an informative leaflet for patients to take home if they are self-administering or if a family/friend will be administering Dalteparin injections at home.
VTE treatment leaflets
Advice for patients following a blood clot
This leaflet is written for patients after having a blood clot.
Suspected PE in pregnancy
For mothers on whom PE is suspected.
To be given to patients who take warfarin.
Home visits for warfarin clinic patients
A guide for patients who require Domiciliary (Home) visits for Warfarin testing.