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How Johns Hopkins made venous thromboembolism protocols more effective

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Wynne Parry  Essential Insights contributor, healthcare writer.

Wynne Parry

Essential Insights contributor, healthcare writer

1. Summarize the evidence

2. Pilot test to identify barriers

3. Measure performance

4. Ensure patients receive the intervention

Other best practices

1. Keep it simple

2. Solicit feedback and continue to monitor

3. Design reliability into the process

Effective implementation pays off

Johns Hopkins effective implementation pays off for venous thromboembolism protocols.

How you implement a prevention protocol can determine its success