Brenda Zierler, Ph.D., R.N., University of Washington, Seattle
AHRQ Grant No. HS015898-01
This project implements safe practice interventions for patients with venous thromboembolism. An interactive safety toolkit contains multiple evidence-based tools for providers and patients to improve the safety of the process for the diagnosis and treatment of venous thromboembolism, including:
- Patient education materials.
- Prevention guidelines.
- Screening and assessment materials.
- Treatment pathways.
Physicians, nurses, quality and safety professionals, patients.
Health Care Setting
Hospital care units, ambulatory care settings.
Toolkit Web Site
AHRQ Tool: Your Guide to Preventing and Treating Blood Clots
AHRQ Releases Two New Resources to Help Consumers and Clinicians Prevent Dangerous Blood Clots
September 15, 2008
Preventing Blood Clots. Blood Clots — Prevention and Treatment
Venous Thromboembolism Safety Tool Kit
Date: September 10, 2008
Venue: AHRQ 2008 Annual Conference
Venous thromboembolism safety toolkit: A systems approach to safe practice interventions. Lee JA, Zierler BK. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2006;122:765.
The use of prophylaxis in patients undergoing diagnostic tests for suspected venous thromboembolism. Lee JA, Zierler BK. Phlebology. 2010;25(2):85-93.
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