New Venous Thromboembolism Prevention Clinical Care Standard
A new Venous Thromboembolism Prevention Clinical Care Standard has been launched by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care..
Preventing blood clots, known as venous thromboembolism, that develop during or following a hospital stay, is considered one of the top interventions hospitals can make to improve patient safety.
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.
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.