Venous thromboembolic risk in hospital settings is a national concern, both generally and as a required component for the better care for patients suffering from dementia (i.e. a large proportion of the patients who may have been admitted for a whole range of other conditions).
A list of the significant guidelines on this subject which have been published recently is given below:
Prevention and management of venous thromboembolism: a national clinical guideline (No.122). Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network: Part of NHS Quality Improvement Scotland (SIGN), December 10th 2010.
Reducing the risk of venous thromboembolism (deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism) in patients admitted to hospital. NICE Clinical Guideline 92 (this guideline updates NICE Clinical Guideline 46 and replaces it). London: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (National Collaborating Centre for Acute and Chronic Conditions), January 27th 2010.
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk assessment. London: Department of Health, March 2nd 2010.