VTE prevention guideline released

The NHMRC's National Institute of Clinical Studies (NICS) has developed an evidence-based clinical practice guideline for the prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients admitted to Australian hospitals.

This is the first Australian evidence-based guideline for the prevention of VTE. Recommendations within the guideline cover all adult surgical and medical patients admitted to hospital. Each recommendation is clearly graded and the evidence tables underpinning all recommendations are available from the NHMRC web site

The guideline provides practical, evidence-based recommendations for the prevention of VTE in adult surgical and medical patients and pregnant women admitted to Australian metropolitan, regional and rural hospitals.

A copy of the guideline can be down loaded here