Embolic events contribute significantly to patient morbidity and mortality, with VTE specifically being the second most common medical complication in the US. Many signs and symptoms can mimic those of deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism, or, as in the case of air embolism, incidence is relatively rare but has significant consequences. Our APSS Blueprints provide healthcare organizations with practical, evidence-based checklists and protocols to facilitate early recognition, prevention, and treatment.
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