- Be part of a free Quality Improvement Project bringing benefit to your practice, revalidation and patient safety.
Be part of a free Quality Improvement Project bringing benefit to your practice, revalidation and patient safety.
Detect VTE is a quality improvement project designed to support early identification of suspected VTE.
1 in 20 people will suffer a venous thromboembolism (VTE) in their lifetime, and it is a leading cause of death and disability, which is often preventable.
Studies of patients who die unexpectedly of pulmonary embolism reveal that 40% had been seen by a physician in the weeks prior to their death with ‘vague symptoms.’
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Safi M, Rostami RT, Taherkhani M. Unusual presentation of a massive pulmonary embolism. J Tehran Heart Cent. 2011 Winter;6(1):41-4. Epub 2011 Feb 28. PMID: 23074604; PMCID: PMC3466862
- To identify common patterns in pathways leading up to diagnosis of a VTE by patients and clinicians.
- Identify those which support early suspicion and diagnosis of VTE as well as those which may challenge or impede diagnosis.
- Identify solutions that will add value to clinical decision making and have a positive impact for patients experiencing a VTE.
Benefits to the practice:
- Participation in this opportunity if being offered FREE of charge. Each participating practise will receive a full report sharing data and learning gained during the QI programme undertaken in their practice which can be submitted as part of their GP and CQC revalidation work.
- The QI learning through audit is fully funded by Thrombosis UK.
- The work will be supported by CQC approved clinical solutions team and clinical researchers.
- No costs and minimum work burden for the practice staff.
- As an outcome of this programme, if a clinical solutions tool to aid early identification of VTE is developed, participating practices will be invited to trial this, free of charge. The end goal being to make this available free of charge to NHS providers.
Further information: https://www.pslhub.org/learn/coronavirus-covid19/data-and-statistics/detect-vte-quality-improvement-audit-and-learning-project-r10560/
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