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Venous Thromboembolism Prevention Clinical Care Standard January 2020
Presenter Wendy Newton, Nurse Education Consultant
Wendy is an experienced Registered Nurse with over 30 years of post-graduate experience. During the last 20 years. Wendy has worked in the perioperative environment, primarily as an Anaesthetic Nurse.
Although she has also worked in other areas of the perioperative environment, including endoscopy and as Clinical Nurse in Anaesthetics, relieving the Theatre Manager for periods of leave.
During this time Wendy contributed to ACORNS Standard for the reprocessing of reusable medical devices. More recently she has been working in a Post Anaesthetic Care Unit.
Currently, she works in Alcohol and Other Drugs as a methadone Nurse while she is working toward a PhD examining the policies concerning animals in Aged Care and how these policies might affect both residents and animals.
"Clinical care standards aim to support the delivery of appropriate evidence-based clinical care and promote shared decision making between patients, carers and clinicians.
A clinical care standard contains a small number of quality statements that describe the clinical care a patient should be offered for a specific clinical condition. Many of the quality statements are linked to indicators that can be used by health service organisations to monitor how well they are implementing the care recommended in the clinical care standard.
A clinical care standard differs from and is therefore not intended to be, a clinical practice guideline. Rather than describing all the components of care recommended for managing a clinical condition, a clinical care standard addresses priority areas of the patient pathway where the need for quality improvement is greatest.
This Venous Thromboembolism Prevention Clinical Care Standard was developed by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) in collaboration with consumers, clinicians, researchers and health service organisations. It complements existing efforts, including state and territory-based initiatives, which support the prevention of hospital-acquired venous thromboembolism (HA-VTE) in hospital and follow-up care in the community."
In this session you will:
- Understand that Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a potentially preventable disease that includes deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE).
- Review Implementation assessment protocols where risks are formally documented as per local hospital/unit policy
- Investigate discharge protocols that supports ongoing clinical review
- Explore why client education is a key component of the standard