Joint Commission Offers New Compendium of Resources for Venous Thromboembolism

PUBLISHED: Jun 23, 2017
Relevant to: Ambulatory Care, Critical Access Hospitals, Hospitals, Long Term Care

The Joint Commission has published a new Compendium of Resources to provide clinicians and other healthcare educators with up-to-date patient education materials and discharge materials for venous thromboembolism (VTE) patients discharged on anticoagulants. The Compendium has links to over 70 online resources from 35 national and international organizations.

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is the third leading vascular diagnosis after heart attack and stroke, and affects about 300,000–600,000 Americans each year. TJC’s Compendium focuses on patient education and patient discharge instructions. VTE medication management has evolved in recent years to include alternatives to warfarin such as direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) and other anticoagulants. Because of this, clear and easily understood education and discharge instructions are fundamental for patient safety.

Included with today’s notice is a link to TJC’s Compendium of Resources as well as example polices related to the prevention and treatment of VTE’s.

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