The shocking stocking audit: an audit on the use of thromboembolic deterrent stockings (TEDS) for patients having surgery at Sligo regional hospital.

Abstract

A concurrent audit was conducted over a four week period to determine if patients coming for surgery and wearing thromboembolic deterrent stockings (TEDS) adhered to local policy and recommended guidelines. Data was collected on 30 surgical procedures. The audit highlighted failings in the application of TEDS, identifying poor compliance with correct… (More)

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