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Developing patient information and clinician education resources for venous thromboembolism in a physiotherapy department in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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      Venous thromboembolism is a major contributor to global disease burden and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Physiotherapists often encounter people who are at elevated risk of venous thromboembolism, and as such are a vital part of an interdisciplinary approach to the prevention and management venous thromboembolism. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, appropriate and accessible patient and clinician information resources regarding venous thromboembolism are of paramount importance, to facilitate safety netting and optimise health outcomes with minimal face-to-face contact. This article describes an interdisciplinary approach to the development of patient and clinician information resources within an acute hospital physiotherapy department in the UK. This was conducted with the intention of providing appropriate safety netting for patients at risk of lower extremity venous thromboembolism and to actively facilitate prevention, detection and early intervention. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]