Venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention (resources from Kings College Hospital)
Visit the 15 minute e-learning course designed for hospital training programmes. Authored by Dr Roopen Arya and Dr Lara Roberts, the programme in its original format belongs to Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the intellectual property ownership of the original work belongs to Roopen Arya.
This e-learning resource is designed to help nurses, pharmacists and junior doctors understand quickly the concept of hospital-associated venous thromboembolism, how to prevent it and to identify which steps of the prevention pathway are necessary to audit. The course has been endorsed by a wide cross-section of the UK's medical community.
Key documents from the National VTE Prevention Programme can be accessed and downloaded, enabling participants to continue their learning after course completion. The course concludes with three challenging clinical cases that require risk assessment and then decision-making on appropriate thromboprophylaxis. On successful completion, participants receive a certificate for their records.
This resource was developed independently by Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and has been adapted from NICE guidance with supplementary practical information, with the intention of reflecting the content of the NICE guidance, and facilitating its implementation. NICE fully supports the use of the guidance with this intention. NICE has undertaken a check of the resource at the point at which this link was published and is satisfied that it broadly supports the guidance. However NICE is unable to confirm that all of the content at any one time accurately reflects the guidance, and therefore no guarantees are given either by NICE in this regard. If an individual clinician has any queries or concerns about the relationship between NICE guidance and this educational resource they should always refer to the original guidance published by NICE, and this should in all cases be regarded as the only definitive statement of the guidance.
This page was last updated: 30 January 2012