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Accreditation Canada. Required Organizational Practices Handbooks. Ottawa, ON: Accreditation Canada.

Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI). Global Patient Safety Alerts.

Chan WS, Rey E, Kent NE, VTE in Pregnancy Guideline Working Group, et al. Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Clinical Practice Guidelines: Venous thromboembolism and antithrombotic therapy in pregnancy. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2014; 36 (6): 527–553.

Geerts WH, Bergqvist D, Pineo GF, Heit JA, Samama CM, Lassen MR, et al. Prevention of venous thromboembolism: American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines (8th Edition). Chest. 2008; 133 (6 Suppl): 381S – 453S. doi: 10.1378/chest.08-0656.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). How-to Guide: Prevent Harm from High-Alert Medications. Cambridge, MA: IHI; 2012. (Available at

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). IHI Improvement Map: Venous Thromboembolus (VTE) Prevention & Treatment. IHI: 2012.

Safer Healthcare Now! (SHN) Venous Thromboembolism (VTE): Getting Started Kit. Safer Healthcare Now! 2012.