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.
NHS Borders VTE Risk Assessment toolv0.13 (Excel Doc)