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HelpPreventBloodClotsBloodclotscanforminthedeepveinsoflegsandarms.Sometimesapieceoftheclotbreaksoffandtravelstothelungwhichiscalledanembolism.Bloodclotsandembolismsareserious.ConditionsthatputpatientsatriskSurgerystomachhipandkneeespeciallyfamilyhistoryofclottingdiabetessmokingbirthcontrolpillshormonereplacementobesityspinalcordinjurymultiplemajortraumaslackofexercisex0Telldoctorsandnursesyoux19reconcernedaboutbloodclots.x0MakesureyourlovedonehasISpecialstockingsbootsorarmbandsthatpulseIRegularandfrequentwalksx14ifableandallowedbyyourlovedonex19sdoctorIPrescriptionforabloodthinnerTobeonthesafesidebesurethedoctorisawareofothermedicationsyourlovedoneistakingx14plusanypriorbadreactionstomedicationsx0Watchforsignsofbloodclotsforatleastonemonthafteryourlovedoneleavesthehospital.Seelistunderx1cCallaNursex1dpage23.IRememberthatbloodclotscanformevenifyourlovedonefeels100x1cback-to-normalx1dinotherways.x0EncouragewalksandexerciseafteryourlovedoneleavesthehospitalifOKx19dbydoctor.22