Preventing Hospital-Associated Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)

Resource Location: https://www.ahrq.gov/patient-safety/resources/vtguide/appa.html

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

AHRQ has an Appendix of Tools and Resources to Support Talking Points To Attract Administration Support for Venous Thromboembolism Prevention Programs:

  • Hospitalized patients are at high risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE).
  • Venous thromboembolism leads to substantial inpatient costs, morbidity, and mortality.
  • Effective, safe, and cost-effective measures to prevent hospital-associated VTE exist.
  • A gap between current practice and optimal practice exists.
  • VTE prevention is incorporated into public reporting, medical guidelines, Federal regulations, and national quality initiative priorities.
  • Reliably preventing VTE in the hospital is inherently complex.
  • Essential elements are needed for effective and safe prevention of VTE in the hospital.
  • A roadmap is in place.
  • Summary—Push for Support: