Tag Archives: VTE Risk Assessment

Proposals for Zero Harm Culture in NHS (BBC News / Department of Health)

Summary Professor Don Berwick of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), which he co-founded in Cambridge (Massachusetts), is expected to release plans to create a “zero harm” culture in the NHS in England today. Prof. Berwick, being a world expert on patient safety, was asked by ministers … Continue reading

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Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) E-Learning Module (RCN)

Summary An estimated 25,000 people admitted to hospital die from preventable VTE each year, and the Department of Health has made prevention a priority for the NHS. To raise awareness and understanding of the NICE VTE guideline, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) developed a free interactive e-learning module … Continue reading

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Reducing the Risks of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)

Summary 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 … Continue reading

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