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
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
• 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.