World Thrombosis Day

The global world thrombosis day movement

Tools for Healthcare Professionals

World Thrombosis Day is focused on venous thromboembolism (VTE) and hospitalization as a leading risk factor for VTE. Despite the fact that VTE can be prevented, patients at high risk for developing the condition often don’t receive life-saving prevention. Through education and outreach, WTD hopes to reduce VTE-related death - the majority of which is hospital-associated - by encouraging healthcare professionals to Know VTE and be knowledgeable about:

WTD is a timely opportunity to discuss, update or establish your organization’s VTE policy. Preventing clots is a patient safety issue and should be a standard of care for all hospitalized patients. Policies should engage all staff involved in patient care and strive for high compliance. While there is no universal policy on VTE prevention, several models exist.

New E-learning module on hospital-associated vte

Watch a new e-learning course module, "The Burden of Hospital-Associated VTE: Facts Every Clinician Should Know," provided in collaboration between Medscape Education and the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) on behalf of WTD. The module features expert insights from WTD global experts Dr. Gary Raskob, Dr. Jeff Weitz, and Dr. Alex Spyropoulos. 

Click here or the image below to access the course module.










Campaign Materials

VTE Guidelines & Resources

Additional information about VTE risk assessment models, including literature on validation studies, is available on our resources page.

For additional WTD campaign resources, including templates for organizational events or activities, visit the WTD partners page.