Journal Article

ASH Clinical Practice Guidelines on Venous Thromboembolism.

American Society of Hematology; ASH.

The American Society of Hematology released new guidelines on prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism, which can be a patient safety problem among hospitalized patients. Key recommendations include low-molecular-weight heparin as the preferred agent when medication prophylaxis is indicated and screening of all hospitalized patients for venous thromboembolism risk and bleeding.