QS201: Venous thromboembolism in adults

 In Clinical Guidelines, Conditions, NICE guidelines

This NICE quality standard was published in August 2021 and covers reducing the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in people aged 16 and over who are in hospital. It also covers diagnosis and treatment, and replaces two previous quality standards on venous thromboembolism in adults: QS3 and QS29. It makes five recommendations covering:

  • timing of pharmacological venous thromboembolism prophylaxis
  • risk assessment for people with lower limb immobilisation
  • proximal leg vein ultrasound scan
  • anticoagulation review
  • follow-up for outpatients with low-risk pulmonary embolism

For more information, please visit the NICE website.

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