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January 2020
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a disease that can cause complications such as post-thrombotic syndrome, pulmonary hypertension, recurrent thrombosis and death.

This clinical care standard describes the care that patients aged 18+ should receive to reduce their risk of developing hospital-acquired VTE both in hospital and following discharge.

Main sections:

• Venous thromboembolism prevention clinical care standard

• About the clinical care standards

• General principles of care in relation to this clinical care standard

• Using this clinical care standard

• Quality statement 1 – Assess and document VTE risk

• Quality statement 2 – Develop a VTE prevention plan, balancing the risk of VTE against bleeding

• Quality statement 3 – Inform and partner with patients

• Quality statement 4 – Document and communicate the VTE prevention plan

• Quality statement 5 – Use appropriate VTE prevention methods

• Quality statement 6 – Reassess risk and monitor the patient for VTE-related complications

• Quality statement 7 – Transition from hospital and ongoing care
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