Letters Safety of antithrombosis stockings

Antithrombosis stockings must have non-slip soles

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7817 (Published 19 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7817
  1. Raanan Gillon, emeritus professor of medical ethics and retired NHS GP1,
  2. Angela Cullum, retired cardiothoracic anaesthetist2,
  3. Elizabeth Pimm, retired optometrist3,
  4. Sarah Andersen, GP academic4,
  5. Abi Andersen, teacher training student5,
  6. David Bacon, consultant anaesthetist4
  1. 1Imperial College London, London, UK
  2. 2London
  3. 3Cambridge, UK
  4. 4Brighton, UK
  5. 5London
  1. raanan.gillon{at}imperial.ac.uk

A doctor patient died last year after slipping on a hospital floor and sustaining a cerebral bleed. He was wearing antithrombosis stockings but no slippers.1 Informally, a clinician at a different hospital said …

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