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What is a thrombosis nurse specialist – and could you be one?

The role involves delivering evidence-based care in preventing, diagnosing and treating venous thromboembolism and providing anticoagulation for patients

The role involves delivering evidence-based care in preventing, diagnosing and treating venous thromboembolism and providing anticoagulation for patients

Thrombosis nurse specialists provide safe and effective anticoagulation for patients who have, or are at risk of, thrombotic or embolic disease.

This includes assessing venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk in adult inpatients, advising on appropriate prophylaxis where necessary, and running outpatient clinics for patients diagnosed with VTE.

What does the role involve?

The primary role of a thrombosis nurse specialist is to deliver evidence-based care in preventing, diagnosing and treating VTE.

At my workplace, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in London, we run different nurse-led outpatient clinics, including

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