Achieving VTE Exemplar Centres Status at Spire Southampton Hospital

Achieving VTE Exemplar Centres Status at Spire Southampton Hospital

I have worked as a registered nurse for 40 years, nearly all of which has been spent in Orthopedics. Over this time I have completed quarterly VTE audits and root cause analysis for patients who developed VTE. This data was then presented as part of the Spire VTE committee; I was really interested in these findings as there was something common to all the patients who developed VTE-they all appeared to be dehydrated pre-op.

Karen Becheley-Price, Ward Sister/VTE Lead

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Cambridge University Hospital Trust (CUH)

Cambridge University Hospital Trust (CUH)

Cambridge University Hospital Trust (CUH) became a VTE exemplar centre in 2010, this coincided with the new nationally-mandated Quality Requirements, with associated financial consequences, being introduced in relation to VTE assessment (previously a national CQUIN indicator) in the NHS Standard Contract. I commenced my role as an anticoagulant specialist nurse just after this in 2011 so was involved in the revalidation as a VTE exemplar center in 2014 and 2017. VTE prevention at CUH has always been a team effort, taken on by the anticoagulant service. The team monitor VTE risk assessment compliance across the Trust, help to maintain VTE...

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VTE Prevention Plymouth-Huw Rowswell, VTE Consultant Nurse

VTE Prevention Plymouth-Huw Rowswell, VTE Consultant Nurse

Plymouth became a VTE exemplar centre back in 2009 which was when I started as a VTE specialist nurse with an overview to drive the mandatory risk assessment and prophylaxis that the NICE guidance introduced in 2010.

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