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KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND PRACTICE OF NURSES TOWARD DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS AND ITS IMPACT ON HUMAN BODY IN MAYO HOSPITAL, LAHORE

Alia Islam Choudhary, Sana Qayyum, Sidra Batool

Background: People who did not walk for so long or remain inactive for a long period of time, clotting of blood start forming in human body. Due to these blood clots, people cannot move and continues their daily activities. This disease is known as Thrombosis or vein thrombosis. It generates problems during their lives.

Objective: Nurses are not properly aware with this disease and due to incomplete knowledge they cannot make precautionary measures to prevent from this disease. Different number of studies held in Lahore hospital to given knowledge about complete or partial thrombosis of veins specially of leg veins.

Methods: A proper well planned study held at different hospitals of Lahore where nurses were studying and working. Different type of sessions has taken a several types of questionnaire asked to them to collect the correct data. After analyzing the data, results were made.

Results: From 423 nurses, about 401 nurses were agree to take part in this study. 95.78% of nurses was agree to take part. About 40.5% was having some knowledge about vein thrombosis. 43% of total nurses was having good practice of treating vein thrombosis and 56% of nurses were not having complete or good knowledge about it.

Conclusion: In conclusion, about 50% of nurses was not having proper knowledge about it and was not having adequate practice of vein thrombosis treatment. So it was decided that they should be properly guide and proper practicing for the treatment of thrombosis should be given to them.

Key words: Vein thrombosis, Practicing of nurses, DVT, Immobility of patients.

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