ASH VTE Guidelines: Prevention in Hospitalized Surgical Patients
These guidelines cover evidence-based research that supports decision-making to prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE) – also known as blood clots in the veins – in patients undergoing several different kinds of major surgical procedures requiring hospitalization. The guideline panels considered major surgical areas in which VTE is high-risk, particularly in the absence of preventive strategies.
Access the full guidelines on the Blood Advances website:
This guideline is endorsed by:
- Prophylaxis for Medical Patients
- Anticoagulation Therapy
- Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT)
- Prophylaxis in Surgical Patients
Guideline Implementation Tools and Resources
VTE Guidelines: What You Should Know
This one-page snapshot provides a high-level summary of the guidelines for treating patients undergoing several different kinds of major surgical procedures requiring hospitalization. A snapshot of the full VTE guidelines is also available for download.
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.
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