Venous thromboembolism is a pulmonary embolism (PE), which is a blood clot to the lungs and/or deep vein thrombosis (DVT). DVT is a condition resulting from the formation of a blood clot inside a deep vein of the leg, commonly located in the calf or thigh. DVT occurs when the blood clot either, partially or completely, blocks the flow of blood in the vein.
Our goal, as a healthcare community, is to support nurses in VTE prevention program best practices, and to spread the word that we can impact:
- patients, one at a time
- nurse huddles, one at a time
- and hospitals, one at a time
The first steps to any VTE prevention program is not only diving into the insights of your hospital’s VTE rates, but also understanding the clinical evidence.