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“Preventing Hospital-associated Venous Thromboembolism: A Practical Approach”

HealthTrust presents…

“Preventing Hospital-associated Venous Thromboembolism: A Practical Approach”

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There are various tools and protocols used to perform a venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk assessment, some of which fail to effectively support the prevention of hospital-associated venous thromboembolism (HA-VTE). In an effort to alleviate substandard VTE metrics that do not adequately facilitate prevention, this presentation will provide an overview of proven strategies and tactics of an effective VTE risk assessment, focusing on practical design and implementation of VTE prevention order sets, protocols that address failure modes and monitoring techniques.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the scope of the HA-VTE problem
  2. Explain the essential elements involved in implementing an effective VTE prevention program, including standardized order sets that incorporate a VTE risk assessment and active surveillance
  3. Evaluate methods to pilot, disseminate and sustain VTE prevention efforts


Greg Maynard, M.D., MSc, Chief Quality Officer at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento

There is no cost for this program.

Target audience: Nursing

Continuing Education Credit:

  • Nursing – This program provides 1.0 contact hours through the University of Tennessee, College of Nursing. The University of Tennessee, College of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. To receive contact hours you must be present for the entire event.