VTE Prophylaxis Guidelines Now Available

"Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Adult and Pediatric Patients" guidelines are now available for risk assessment and prophylaxis order decision support for providers.

Venous Thromboembolism  is one of the most common preventable causes of hospital death. About 50% of all VTE events occur as a result of a current or recent hospitalization. Hospital-acquired VTE events are preventable with interventions, including pharmacologic and mechanical prophylaxis.

The “Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Adult and Pediatric Patients” Guidelines provide evidence-based recommendations on the provision of VTE risk assessment and prophylaxis in admitted adult and pediatric populations. Recommendations provided in this document reflect current professional society guidelines, clinical evidence, and institutional best practices. These recommendations are not intended to replace clinical judgment or patient evaluation; they are intended to serve as a tool for decision-making.
These guidelines are inclusive of all patient populations, and are approved for use across UNC Medical Center and the UNC Health Care System. The guidelines are accessible via eSOURCE and the intranet.



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