List of statements

List of statements

Statement 1. All patients, on admission, receive an assessment of VTE and bleeding risk using the clinical risk assessment criteria described in the national tool.

Statement 2. Patients/carers are offered verbal and written information on VTE prevention as part of the admission process.

Statement 3. Patients provided with anti-embolism stockings have them fitted and monitored in accordance with NICE guidance.

Statement 4. Patients are re-assessed within 24 hours of admission for risk of VTE and bleeding.

Statement 5. Patients assessed to be at risk of VTE are offered VTE prophylaxis in accordance with NICE guidance.

Statement 6. Patients/carers are offered verbal and written information on VTE prevention as part of the discharge process.

Statement 7. Patients are offered extended (post hospital) VTE prophylaxis in accordance with NICE guidance.

In addition, quality standards that should also be considered when commissioning and providing a high-quality VTE service are listed in related NICE quality standards.