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VTE awareness video

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A new VTE awareness video is now on YouTube.  The Clot Busters video is intended to raise provider awareness around venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention in hospitalized patients.

The video was produced and directed by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Medical Center’s Nursing Quality Council. For more information about VTE prevention activities at UNC Hospitals, contact Carolyn M. Namde RN, MSN, CNL, Clinical Quality Assurance Specialist- VTE, University Of North Carolina Health Care, Performance Improvement & Patient Safety

About hospital associated VTE:

  • 40% of all VTE are associated with hospitalization, occurring either in the hospital or shortly after discharge
  • VTE is one of the leading preventable causes of hospital death
  • Clot Connect has pulled together resources which may be helpful for hospitals and organizations developing a VTE prevention strategy.  They can be found, at this link.