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Improved prophylaxis and decreased rates of preventable harm with the use of a mandatory computerized clinical decision support tool for prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism in trauma.
Haut ER, Lau BD, Kraenzlin FS, et al. Arch Surg. 2012;147:901-907.
Washington, DC: American Society of Hematology; 2018.
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.