ASH VTE Guidelines: Prophylaxis for Medical Patients
Medical inpatients, long-term care residents, persons with minor injuries, and long-distance travelers are at increased risk of VTE, which can be fatal. Hospitalization for acute medical illness is an important opportunity for applying prevention efforts. These guidelines address methods to prevent VTE in hospitalized and non-hospitalized medical patients and long-distance travelers.
Access the full guidelines on the Blood Advances website:
American Society of Hematology 2018 guidelines for management of venous thromboembolism: prophylaxis for hospitalized and non-hospitalized medical patients
A snapshot of these guidelines is also available as a PDF.
- Prophylaxis in Surgical Patients
Guideline Implementation Tools and Resources
ASH Clinical Practice Guidelines App
The ASH Clinical Practice Guidelines App provides easy access to every recommendation from all guidelines published by ASH, including rationale for each recommendation, benefits and harms associated with each recommended course of action, and links to the complete evidence-to-decision tables used to develop the recommendations. This app is also available via web interface.
Help your colleagues diagnose, manage, and treat VTE with the following teaching slides designed for easy dissemination:
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