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Type and Title of Submission


Title:

VTE Risk Assessment Tool and supporting documents

Description:

Category:

Clinical

Does the submission relate to the general implementation of all NICE guidance?

No

Does the submission relate to the implementation of a specific piece of NICE guidance?

Yes

Full title of NICE guidance:

CG46 - Reducing the risk of venous thromboembolism (deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism) in inpatients undergoing surgery

Category(s) that most closely reflects the nature of the submission:

VTE Assessment tool

Is the submission industry-sponsored in any way?

Yes
Assist with printing costs as training tool and patient safety tool


Description of submission


Aim

To comply with CG46 and the development of a risk assessment tool which would best support and promote patient safety and compliance with NICE guidance

Objectives

1. patient safety 2. NICE compliance 3. Quality initiative

Context

Literature search for what was available and then sought to develop a tool which could be used throughout the organisation as opposed to specaility specific.

Methods

1. development of a VTE risk assessment tool 2. Supporting guidance for clinicians 3. Anti-embolic stockings monitoring sheet. 4. Patient education leaflet

Results and evaluation

original base position against guidance with internal audit; follow up audit following introduction of VTE Tool, and supporting documents six months after implementation.

Key learning points

1. Its good to share a problem. 2. networking is important to achieve effective change. 3. Good to work across multiple discipline sand specialities to gain consensus challenging and rewarding yet hard work, but worth the effort.

View the supporting material

Contact Details

Name:Dennis Harthern
Job Title:Risk & Governance Manager
Organisation:Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Address:Leighton Hospital
Town:Crewe
County:Cheshire
Postcode:CW1 4QJ
Phone:01270 273920
Email:Dennis.Harthern@mcht.nhs.uk

 

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