Indications for and Management of Inferior Vena Cava Filters
MedSun: Newsletter #60, May 2011

Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisory

FDA and other literature on IVC filters suggest that managing patients with filters, especially continued follow-up visits after filter implantation or removal, is an important part of the process in reducing complications from filters. Careful consideration of the indications for placing IVC filters, the indications for removing filters, as well as follow-up care and evaluation of patients with retrievable filters, can all help reduce the likelihood of complications following filter implantation.

Additional Information:

Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisory. Indications for and Management of Inferior Vena Cava Filters. March 8, 2011.
http://patientsafetyauthority.org/ADVISORIES/AdvisoryLibrary/2011/mar8(1)/Pages/08.aspx


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