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An Introduction to Blood Clots

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A blood clot is a semisolid mass of blood components (platelets, proteins and cells) that clumps together in a process known as coagulation. Harmful blood clots affect 30 000 Australians every year. They are potentially fatal if left untreated and account for about 10% of hospital deaths.

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Blood clots affect 30 000 Australians every year. They are potentially fatal if left untreated and account for about 10% of hospital deaths. As a healthcare professional, being able to recognise and manage blood clots is an essential skill that may save a patient’s life.

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21 May 2021
This review was excellent detailing clots and what to look for. Very well referenced with you tube videos as well. I would definitely recommend this resource.
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