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Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism

Doc type: Policy Directive
Compliance with this policy directive is mandatory.

Doc No.: PD2014_032

Functional Group - Sub Group:
Clinical/ Patient Services - Aged Care
Clinical/ Patient Services - Maternity
Population Health - Pharmaceutical
Clinical/ Patient Services - Medical Treatment
Clinical/ Patient Services - Nursing and Midwifery

The policy has been revised to include guidance on VTE prevention in high risk groups, such as those being discharged from emergency and those that are pregnant or post-partum. The policy outlines the processes that require implementation by all NSW hospitals to reduce the risk of hospital-associated VTE.

Date of Publication: 22 September 2014


  • Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism [PD2010_077]
Author Branch: Clinical Excellence Commission

This document applies to: Local Health Districts, Board Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Chief Executive Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Specialty Network Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Affiliated Health Organisations, Public Health System Support Division, Dental Schools and Clinics, Ministry of Health, Public Health Units, Public Hospitals, Cancer Institute (NSW)

Audience: Administration, All Staff, Pharmacy, Nursing, Medical, Allied Health, Emergency Department

Distributed to: Public Health System, Divisions of General Practice, Government Medical Officers, NSW Ambulance Service , Ministry of Health, Private Hospitals and Day Procedure Centres , Tertiary Education Institutes

Review Date: 22 September 2019

Policy Manual: Patient Matters

File No: 14/69

Status: Active

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