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Webinar - Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism: The Johns Hopkins Collaborative Experience
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Noon-1 p.m. MT/11 a.m.-noon PT
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is an important public health issue and a significant cause of illness and death. VTE results in nearly 100,000 premature deaths in the United States annually with health care costs as high as $10 billion. Effective VTE prophylaxis or prevention practices, such as the use of mechanical compression devices or anticoagulant medications, can reduce the risk of VTE by 60 percent. Improving VTE prevention has been the focus of many performance improvement initiatives. The Johns Hopkins Hospital examined its performance in VTE prevention in 2005. To improve VTE prevention performance, the Johns Hopkins Venous Thromboembolism Collaborative was formed with support from the Center for Patient Safety and Quality Care and hospital leadership. In this webinar, Michael B. Streiff MD, FACP, associate professor of medicine and pathology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, will discuss the Johns Hopkins experience in VTE prevention. The lessons learned from this VTE Collaborative can be readily applied to any patient safety or quality improvement project. This program will be moderated by Gregory Maynard, MD, MSc, SFHM, chief quality officer, UC Davis Medical Center.