For Healthcare Professionals
To prevent hospital-associated venous thromboembolism (VTE) and related morbidity, every hospital worldwide should establish and enforce a VTE protocol. Protocols may vary by institution and country, but should include a VTE risk assessment that is tied to proper prevention and treatment guidelines.
While some countries have established mandated protocols, the majority have not. That is why the campaign urges hospitals, healthcare systems, policymakers and hospital quality review organizations around the world to make VTE protocol and prevention a priority patient safety issue.