Patient Handout


Patient Handout

It is recommended that each physician or caregiver create a simple handout with the following information. You can print this notice, complete the information and hand it to the patient.

Dear ___________________

You have been diagnosed with an acute pulmonary embolism (PE), which is a blood clot in your lungs. The treatment for this is a blood thinner (anticoagulant medication) to prevent more blood clots from forming.

You have been prescribed _____________ which is a blood thinner. If you have difficulty obtaining this from the pharmacy (due to availability), cost or any other reason), please contact our office ASAP.  We will help you find a suitable alternative.  Please do not wait until the next day, we want to make sure you are started on your blood thinner immediately.

Office Contact Number and Contact Person: