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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

Guideline Implementation Tools and Resources

ASH guidelines are reviewed annually by expert work groups convened by ASH. Resources derived from guidelines that require updating are removed from the ASH website.

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.

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Pocket Guides

ASH has developed a series of brief, evidence-based pocket guides to help physicians provide quality care to patients. The pocket guides are available via the ASH Pocket Guides App for IOS and Android devices. This app is also available via web interface.

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Teaching Slides

Help your colleagues diagnose, manage, and treat VTE with the following teaching slides designed for easy dissemination:

Patient Versions of the Guidelines

Available Guidelines

user guide to Guidelines 

Learn how patients, clinicians, policymakers, researchers, and others may interpret and apply guideline information.

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