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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.
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Deficits in discharge documentation in patients transferred to rehabilitation facilities on anticoagulation: results of a systemwide evaluation.
Gandara E, Moniz TT, Ungar J, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2008;34:460-463.
Many patients discharged from hospitals on anticoagulant medications (including warfarin and heparin) lacked adequate documentation of the duration of therapy and monitoring needs. Ensuring the safety of anticoagulant therapy is a Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goal.