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Her Loss, Their Gain - October 2019 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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1 0 8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • O C T O B E R 2 0 1 9 A re your facility's venous throm- boem- bolism (VTE) rates higher than the nation- al standard of 3.72 events per 1,000 patient discharges? In 2016, our VTE rate rose above that nation- al benchmark and con- tinued to climb into early 2018. To reduce our VTE rate, we relied on the expertise and insights of an interdisciplinary clinical team. After implementing the team's recommendations, the VTE rate began trending downward from the highest rate of 10.01 in January 2018 to 5.5 in July 2018 — a 42% reduction. Our current rate has dropped even lower to 1.41. Here's how we achieved those impressive results. 1. Coordination is key The success of our VTE reduction efforts would have been impossible Melissa LeCuyer, MSN, RN, NE-BC | Geneva, Ill. How We're Fighting VTE — and Winning Our prevention protocol reduced VTE incidents by 42% in 7 months. • INDIVIDUALIZED CARE The preventative measures you'll use will be dictated by a specific patient's risk assessment results. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR

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