For Healthcare Professionals

Patient Handouts

Clot Connect has produced the following education materials which you are welcome to print, copy and distribute to your patients.

 

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary embolism (PE):  Information for Newly Diagnosed Patients

  • The 30 page comprehensive guide covers a wide range of topics of interest to newly diagnosed patients including:

    • Blood clot basics:  What is a blood clot? What causes a blood clot? Diagnosis:   Tests and imaging studies
    • Treatment:   Anticoagulants, thrombolytic therapy, IVC filters
    • Preventing complications: Post-thrombotic syndrome, pulmonary hypertension
    • Emotional impact of a blood clot
    • Common questions
    • Anatomical graph of the veins

 

DVT and PE:  The Basics

  • A one page (front and back) handout  Includes:
    • Symptoms
    • Risk factors
    • Diagnosis
    • Treatment
    • Prevention

 

Comparison of oral blood thinners

  • Information on oral anticoagulant choices for DVT/PE

 

Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT)

  •  Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a serious side-effect that can happen when treated with heparin.

 

Sinus and Cerebral Vein Thrombosis

  • Comprehensive patient guide on sinus or cerebral vein thrombosis.

 

INR Self-Testing

  • Detailed information about home-testing of INR for patients taking warfarin (Counadin, Jantoven)

 

Compression stocking use after DVT

  • Information about compression stockings.

 

Natural supplements, herbs, vitamins, food:  do any prevent blood clots? 

  • Information on supplements, herbs, vitamins and food said to 'thin the blood' and prevent clots. 

 

DVT/PE Awareness Bookmark

  • Bookmark which lists the symptoms and risk factors for  DVT and PE

 

Hospitalized?  Preventing blood clots is as easy as 1-2-3 

  • Informational handout for patients preparing for hospitalization or surgery