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:
- Anticoagulation Therapy
- Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT)
- Prevention 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 on the types of interventions that should be used to prevent VTE in hospitalized and non-hospitalized medical patients. 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.
Help your colleagues diagnose, manage, and treat VTE with the following teaching slides designed for easy dissemination: