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: