NICE Clinical Guideline 92

Reducing the risk of venous thromboembolism (deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism) in patients admitted to hospital

The recommendations from NICE cover:
  • Assessing the risks of venous thromboembolism (VTE) and bleeding
  • Reducing the risk of VTE
  • Choice of VTE prophylactic method:
    • mechanical
    • pharmacological
  • Reassessment within 24 hours of admission and whenever the clinical situation changes
  • Patient information and planning for discharge.
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