Quality statement 3: Anti-embolism stockings

Quality statement

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

Quality measure

Structure:

(a) Evidence of local arrangements to ensure patients provided with anti-embolism stockings have them fitted and monitored in accordance with NICE guidance.

(b) Evidence of local arrangements to ensure that staff are trained in the use and monitoring of anti-embolism stockings.

Process:

(a) Proportion of patients with anti-embolism stockings fitted and monitored in accordance with NICE guidance.

Numerator – the number of patients with anti-embolism stockings fitted and monitored in accordance with NICE guidance.

Denominator – the number of patients provided with anti-embolism stockings.

(b) Proportion of staff responsible for fitting and monitoring anti-embolism stockings who have received training on their use.

Numerator – the number of staff who have received training in the use and monitoring of anti-embolism stockings.

Denominator – the number of staff responsible for fitting and monitoring anti-embolism stockings.

What the quality statement means for each audience

Service providers ensure that services and protocols are in place to ensure that patients provided with anti-embolism stockings are fitted and monitored in accordance with NICE guidance by appropriately trained staff.

Healthcare professionals follow local protocols and are trained in fitting and monitoring patients with anti-embolism stockings in accordance with NICE guidance.

Commissioners ensure services are in place so that patients provided with anti-embolism stockings are fitted and monitored in accordance with NICE guidance.

Patients who require anti-embolism stockings can expect to have them fitted and monitored in accordance with NICE guidance by appropriately trained staff.

Data source

Structure: Local data collection.

Process: Local data collection.