Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)

patient in wheelchair


Approximately 300,000 – 600,000 Americans develop VTE each year, which includes deep vein thrombosis (DVT) at 70 percent and pulmonary embolism (PE) at 30 percent. The CDC states fifty percent of those are preventable, yet there continues to be between 60,000 – 100,000 VTE deaths annually. 1
Evidenced based practices and tools help organizations ensure patients receive the appropriate prophylaxis based on their diagnosis and individual risk factors. Implementing processes that ensure each patient is screened and provided appropriate prevention can reduce the complications associated with VTE, such as pain, longer lengths of stay, readmissions and even death.  


Safety Action Bundle


Example Order Set

Literature for Upper Arm DVT

Literature for Upper Arm DVT #2

Recommendation for Epidural



Amber Theel