Any patient coming into hospital is at risk of developing blood clots in the deep veins which can break off and move to the lungs. You can reduce the risk of developing a blood clot by:
- Drinking plenty of fluids to keep you well hydrated unless otherwise
- Getting out of bed and walking around as soon as your condition
- Wearing compression stockings (which we will provide) as advised and putting them back on after showering.
- If you are receiving heparin injections speak to a member of staff if you do not receive your injections
You can get more information regarding blood clots from your GP, practice nurse or pharmacist.
Other useful links include:
www.nice.org.uk – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
www.thrombosis-charity.org.uk – Lifeblood: The Thrombosis Charity