List of statements

List of statements

Statement 1 Medical, surgical or trauma patients have their risk of VTE and bleeding assessed using a national tool as soon as possible after admission to hospital.

Statement 2 Patients who are at increased risk of VTE, are given information about VTE prevention on admission to hospital.

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

Statement 4 Medical, surgical or trauma patients have their risk of VTE reassessed at consultant review or if their clinical condition changes.

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.