Published: 23 March 2020
Author(s): Roman Skulec, Alena Kohlova, Lenka Miksova, Vladimir Cerny
Issue: March 2020
Section: Letter to the Editor

Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is the common complication of intensive care in the critically ill patients. Despite thromboprophylactic measures, its incidence ranges from 5 to 32% [1]. One of the possibilities how to diagnose DVT in intensive care unit (ICU) early is the screening of DVT in selected patients by ultrasound compression test (UCT) [2]. Because it is easy-to-use, fast and safe examination method, general ICU nurses could be given competence to perform UCT potentially.


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