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Title: Risk screening for venous thromboprophylaxis in the emergency department.
Authors: Ellis, Madeline
Other Authors: Hutchinson, Ana
Keywords: Risk Screening
Venous Thromboprophylaxis
Emergency Department
Acute Ward
Risk Assessment
Critical Care Clinical Institute, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: Aug-2019
Conference Name: Epworth HealthCare Research Week 2019
Conference Location: Epworth Research Institute, Victoria, Australia
Abstract: INTRODUCTION: Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) deaths represent some 7% of all deaths in Australian hospitals. Although the risks and financial burden of VTE is well understood, compliance with VTE prophylaxis in hospitalised patients remains poor. The current emergency department (ED) policy states that the VTE risk assessment form should be completed for all ED patients. In addition, medical staff should complete the VTE prophylaxis section of the medication chart and prescribe anticoagulants as required.
Type: Conference Poster
Affiliated Organisations: Deakin Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research - Epworth Healthcare Partnership
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Chart Audit
Appears in Collections:Research Week

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