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Type and Title of Submission
VTE Risk Assessment Tool and supporting documentsDescription: Category:
ClinicalDoes the submission relate to the general implementation of all NICE guidance?
NoDoes the submission relate to the implementation of a specific piece of NICE guidance?
YesFull title of NICE guidance:
CG46 - Reducing the risk of venous thromboembolism (deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism) in inpatients undergoing surgeryCategory(s) that most closely reflects the nature of the submission:
VTE Assessment tool
Assist with printing costs as training tool and patient safety tool
Description of submission
To comply with CG46 and the development of a risk assessment tool which would best support and promote patient safety and compliance with NICE guidanceObjectives
1. patient safety 2. NICE compliance 3. Quality initiativeContext
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 leafletResults 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.
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|Job Title:||Risk & Governance Manager|
|Organisation:||Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust|
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