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New Venous Thromboembolism Prevention Clinical Care Standard released

October 16, 2018

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has released the new Venous Thromboembolism Prevention Clinical Care Standard

This clinical care standard offers guidance to clinicians, health services and consumers on blood clot prevention methods and the importance of ongoing care after a patient leaves hospital.

Preventing blood clots, known as venous thromboembolism (VTE), that develop during or following a hospital stay, is considered one of the top interventions hospitals can make to improve patient safety.

The new standard clarifies appropriate care, such as assessing risk, developing a prevention plan, partnering with patients, monitoring for complications and ongoing care.

The standard has been endorsed by

  • the Thrombosis and Haemostasis Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • the Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • the Australian College for Emergency Medicine; and 
  • other professional and consumer bodies.

To view a copy of the standard, CLICK HERE.

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