​VTE Evidence Based Practice

VTE Prophylaxis

  • All inpatients must be screened for VTE prophylaxis within 24 hours of admission using the VTE PowerPlan.
  • Appropriate VTE prophylaxis should be ordered based on results of screening.
  • Document VTE prophylaxis or reason for no mechanical and pharmacologic prophylaxis clearly on the VTE PowerPlan.

VTE Treatment

  • Overlap therapy with parenteral therapy. Warfarin must be at least five-day dosage (ordered as D/C medication if five days not completed in hospital)/PLT monitoring for VTE patients receiving therapeutic doses of unfractionated heparin.
  • VTE patients receiving therapeutic doses of unfractionated heparin must have PLT monitoring ordered.
  • DVT/PE patients discharged on warfarin. Warfarin discharge instructions must include information regarding: Compliance issues, dietary advice, follow-up monitoring information and information regarding drug reactions/interactions.

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