Public Sector Event

VTE Prevention: A Practical Guide To Thromboprophylaxis

Venue: Hallam Conference Centre
44 Hallam Street

Date: 2 Apr 2014

Synopsis: This masterclass aims to extend and enhance participant’s knowledge and understanding of the key principles underpinning effective thromboprophylaxis in the clinical setting. It will provide an excellent introduction to best practice in this field.

Hospital acquired thrombosis is a condition which can be prevented. According to the House of Commons Select Committee Report on the Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism in Hospitalised Patients in 2005 venous thromboembolism accounts for up to 25000 preventable deaths in hospitals in England each year. In 2010 NICE issued clinical guidance on the prevention and management of hospital acquired thrombosis and quality standards for VTE prevention which provide a blue print for best practice in addressing this challenge. This master class allows participants to understand their role in the prevention of death and chronic disability from this condition. It will enhance participants understanding of DVT and PE and their consequences as well as strategies for effective thromboprophylaxis. It therefore focuses on risk assessment, chemical and mechanical thromboprophylaxis, patient education and the identification and maintenance of best practice. This will include a brief discussion on audit, the patient safety thermometer and root cause analysis. Attending the masterclass will also provide participants with knowledge and insights to support their professional development and career progression. This masterclass is aimed at all health care professionals, especially nurses and pharmacists, who have an interest in VTE prevention and are engaged in thromboprophylaxis at a clinical level from any medical or surgical speciality. This could include VTE link nurses and pharmacists, ward managers, anticoagulation nurse specialists.


Kerry Tarrant Healthcare Conferences UK 01932 429933 020 8181 6491 (fax)