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How Can DVT/VTE Be Prevented?

Johns Hopkins has found ways to make it easier for teams to perform at top levels in VTE prevention. Some of the key elements of a successful effort include:

  • Using a systematic approach
  • Identifying patient VTE risk factors during admission
  • Identifying patient contraindications to pharmacologic prophylaxis during admission.
  • Ordering risk-appropriate VTE prophylaxis
  • Reassessing VTE risk status and contraindications during hospitalization
  • Measuring performance for continuous improvement

We also encourage you to read about Hopkins’ VTE Prevention Journey and contact us to learn how we can help your health system in this area.


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