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Things to discuss in a nursing huddle to prevent VTE

Top VTE nursing huddle topics

1. The process for what to do if a patient refuses chemical prophylaxis

2. Educate staff on treatment with intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) devices

3. Share strategies to get the patient to wear IPC devices 80 percent of the time

A common best practice is to benchmark departments and share high and low performers so that departments can learn from each other.