Venous Thromboembolism is a preventable disease that affects millions of people worldwide. Certain risk factors – including obesity, age and surgery type – increase a patient's risk for developing a deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism.
This campaign is designed to promote VTE awareness and provide ASPS Members with resources to prevent VTE and improve patient safety.
- Evidence-based Practices for Thromboembolism Prevention: ASPS VTE Task Force Report (2011)
- VTE Risk Asessment Scale and VTE Task Force Recommendations
- Patient Handout: VTE Signs and Symptoms
- DVT Risk: Self Assessor for Patients
- Preliminary Report of the Venous Thrombosis Prevention Study (VTEPS): Validation of the Caprini Risk Assessment Model
- The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism
- AHRQ: Preventing Hospital Acquired Venous Thromboembolism
VTE in Plastic Surgery News (PSN)
- Current Outlook on VTE (October 2009)
- Raising Awareness of VTE Key to Saving Lives (July 2010)
- Prevention Study Seeks to Make VTE a "Never Event" (July 2010)
- Are you current with VTE prevention techniques? (June 2013)