Another death from a blood clot was reported yesterday in the news: Michael Johns was an Australian singer and American Idol finalist. He passed away at 35 years old. “Fans are wondering why a simple issue could have turned fatal?” Quoted from yahoo health: “blood clots are an under appreciated killer in this country.” Genetics, vein disease, blood disorders, cancer, major accidents and surgeries can play a role in forming blood clots in the legs known as DVTs. A venous ultrasound, without any use of dyes, can diagnose blood clots in the leg. Many can be treated in an outpatient setting using compression stockings, ice, anti-inflammatory meds or Lovenox injections, leg elevation alternated with ambulation. After initial treatment of the phlebitis or DVT, these patients need to have their underlying vein disease treated and wear medical grade compression stockings for long airplane rides and car rides. Many of these patients have undiagnosed vein disease and could benefit from a vein screening from a professional phlebologist: vein specialist. Call Morrison Vein Institute at 866-GRT-LEGS for a screening. Also, buy graduated compression stockings and look up http://www.phlebology.org to learn about Phlebology, which is the study of veins and vein disease.
Published by Terri Morrison Consulting LLC
Terri Morrison was the co-founder of Morrison Vein Institute since 1995. Terri has spent the last 20 years as a vein care speaker on marketing, sclerotherapy and compression both nationally and internationally. She was an early activist for nursing in the ACP, Program and Section Chair of the Nursing Section, and co-authored the Fundamentals of Phlebology Nursing manual. Terri was also a Maricopa County burn unit, ICU and ER trauma nurse for over 22 years; marketing for 20 years; community college instructor; and piloted airplanes for 14 years before starting the vein business. Passionate is her favorite word. Passionate about her family including kids and grandkids, treating veins, compression (ACP delegate to the International Compression club), leading volunteer medical trips to South America, taking care of her office and colleagues for 21 years and travelling. Now I’ve started a new Consulting Company to help providers and patients learn Sclerotherapy, Compression stockings, garments, Velcro wraps for edematous legs. Also I lecture internationally on compression, marketing, and face- hand- leg- feet- chest vein Sclerotherapy. I travel to Vein clinics to teach hands on Sclerotherapy and Compression techniques. View all posts by Terri Morrison Consulting LLC