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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164126
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Best Practices in Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis
Author(s):
Fyke, Gail L.; Sperry, Frances
Author Details:
Gail L. Fyke, MSN, RN, Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, Illinois, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Frances Sperry, MBA, CPA, BA
Abstract:
Problem and significance: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is responsible for 600,000 hospitalizations annually with an average length of stay of 5.5 days. Pulmonary embolism causes 150,000-200,000 deaths per year in the U.S. despite advances in treatment. Prophylaxis for VTE is 70-80% effective when appropriately prescribed. Research reveals that 30-38% of patients receive appropriate VTE prophylaxis. Purpose: The purpose of this project is to implement a program at our hospital based on national standards that will require 100% of adult inpatients to be assessed for risk of VTE and appropriate prophylaxis initiated. Description of the project: Patients will be assessed for VTE risk factors based off of guidelines from the American College of Chest Physicians. Patients are then classified as low, moderate, or high risk as determined by their risk factors score. Each risk level has clearly defined recommendations for appropriate interventions. Methods: This project is being implemented through the use of Six Sigma methodology, which is the quality improvement program at our hospital. Chart audits were performed to examine current practice on the nursing units. The audit results were then used in development of the VTE assessment and intervention tools that will be implemented in the next step of our project. Outcomes/evaluation: Effectiveness of the VTE assessment and intervention process will be measured using Six Sigma Control Phase tools. The Control Phase ensures that change in practice is maintained and continually reviewed. Conclusions/implications for nursing: Potential benefits of this project are increased patient safety, reduced complications, and increased customer satisfaction. With success of the VTE prophylaxis program, nurses and physicians will be shown that Six Sigma methodology is an effective way to introduce innovative solutions to complex problems in the healthcare setting.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2005
Conference Name:
CNS Leadership: Navigating the Healthcare Environment Toward Excellence
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
Orlando, Florida, USA
Description:
Conference theme: CNS Leadership: Navigating the Healthcare Environment Toward Excellence, held on March 9�12, 2005 in Orlando, Florida, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBest Practices in Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxisen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFyke, Gail L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSperry, Francesen_US
dc.author.detailsGail L. Fyke, MSN, RN, Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, Illinois, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Frances Sperry, MBA, CPA, BAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164126-
dc.description.abstractProblem and significance: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is responsible for 600,000 hospitalizations annually with an average length of stay of 5.5 days. Pulmonary embolism causes 150,000-200,000 deaths per year in the U.S. despite advances in treatment. Prophylaxis for VTE is 70-80% effective when appropriately prescribed. Research reveals that 30-38% of patients receive appropriate VTE prophylaxis. Purpose: The purpose of this project is to implement a program at our hospital based on national standards that will require 100% of adult inpatients to be assessed for risk of VTE and appropriate prophylaxis initiated. Description of the project: Patients will be assessed for VTE risk factors based off of guidelines from the American College of Chest Physicians. Patients are then classified as low, moderate, or high risk as determined by their risk factors score. Each risk level has clearly defined recommendations for appropriate interventions. Methods: This project is being implemented through the use of Six Sigma methodology, which is the quality improvement program at our hospital. Chart audits were performed to examine current practice on the nursing units. The audit results were then used in development of the VTE assessment and intervention tools that will be implemented in the next step of our project. Outcomes/evaluation: Effectiveness of the VTE assessment and intervention process will be measured using Six Sigma Control Phase tools. The Control Phase ensures that change in practice is maintained and continually reviewed. Conclusions/implications for nursing: Potential benefits of this project are increased patient safety, reduced complications, and increased customer satisfaction. With success of the VTE prophylaxis program, nurses and physicians will be shown that Six Sigma methodology is an effective way to introduce innovative solutions to complex problems in the healthcare setting.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:42:31Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:42:31Z-
dc.conference.date2005en_US
dc.conference.nameCNS Leadership: Navigating the Healthcare Environment Toward Excellenceen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationOrlando, Florida, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: CNS Leadership: Navigating the Healthcare Environment Toward Excellence, held on March 9�12, 2005 in Orlando, Florida, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.en_US
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