VTE prevention programme - national policy framework

17 Oct 2012 | Other Topics

Patients have an increased risk of developing blood clots while in hospital and a new section on the national medication chart (NMC) is designed to reduce that risk. The new section on the NMC has been designed with the help of the New Zealand Venous Thromboembolism Prevention Steering Group.

The group has developed a policy framework that guides health providers working towards the improved prevention of hospital associated venous thromboembolism in adult hospital patients. The framework provides valuable information to support the use of the venous thromboembolism prevention section on the chart.

The framework was compiled in consultation with the multidisciplinary membership of the New Zealand VTE Prevention Steering Group and key opinion leaders drawn from a range of clinical sub-specialities and the medical colleges.

This project and the VTE prevention programme national policy framework was sponsored with funding from the Health Quality & Safety Commission as part of the Quality & Safety Challenge 2012. Publishing of project resources on the Commission’s website does not necessarily constitute endorsement of the views or approach taken by the project, the Commission’s intent in publishing is to showcase the achievements of the Challenge projects and share learnings across the health sector.

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