Venous thromboembolism (VTE)
The Acute Adult programme, focused on developing reliable delivery of evidence-based interventions to patients at risk of harm from VTE and to contribute to the overall aim of reducing mortality. This work built on a previous focus on VTE prevention for surgical patients which was well established within the peri-operative workstream of the first phase of the programme.
The SPSP team supported this by focusing on:
• improving the reliable delivery of risk assessment and appropriate thromboprophylaxis for patients admitted to acute hospitals and throughout their hospital stay, and
• involving patients and families in risk assessment by providing information on risks and benefits of thromboprophylaxis.
Healthcare Improvement Scotland supported a one year improvement project in NHS Borders to understand the barriers and enablers to correct delivery of thrombophylaxis. For more information click on the link below.
- Evidence and literature searches
- Tools and Materials
NHS Borders VTE Risk Assessment toolv0.13 (Excel Doc)
- Events and presentations
SPSP Networking Day –VTE (PDF) (30th May 2017)
SPSP Networking day – Flash reports (PDF) (30th May 2017)