Presenter: Michael B. Streiff, MD, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine and Pathology
Associate Faculty, Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality
Medical Director, Johns Hopkins Anticoagulation Management Service and Outpatient Clinics
Medical Director, Special Coagulation Laboratory
Senior Consultant, Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Hemophilia Treatment Center
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is an important public health issue and a significant cause of illness and death. VTE results in nearly 100,000 premature deaths in the United States annually with healthcare costs as high as $10 billion. Effective VTE prophylaxis or prevention practices, such as the use of mechanical compression devices or anticoagulant medications, can reduce the risk of VTE by 60%.
Improving VTE prevention has been the focus of many performance improvement initiatives. The Johns Hopkins Hospital examined its performance in VTE prevention in 2005. To improve VTE prevention performance, the Johns Hopkins Venous Thromboembolism Collaborative was formed with support from the Center for Patient Safety and Quality Care and hospital leadership.
Effective VTE prevention requires the following:
The Johns Hopkins VTE Collaborative investigated strategies to improve every step in this process. To improve performance in ordering risk-appropriate prophylaxis, the VTE Collaborative developed evidence-based clinical decision support order sets. These clinical decision support tools guide providers in the ordering process for VTE prophylaxis. The order sets are specialty-specific, mandatory, and risk-appropriate, and allow for monitoring and guidance of prevention practice improvement. In addition, the Johns Hopkins VTE Collaborative developed nurse and patient educational programs to enhance compliance.
In this webinar, Dr. Streiff will discuss the following:
The lessons learned from this VTE Collaborative can be readily applied to any patient safety or quality improvement project.
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