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Effective July 25 2019, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute has archived the Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) intervention. Though you may continue to access the Getting Started Kit online, it will no longer be updated.

There are many clinical practice guidelines for the prevention of VTE, the most recognized being those produced by the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP). This section summarizes evidence-based recommendations for patient populations commonly encountered in acute care settings.

This section includes:

  1. Evidence-Based Appropriate Prophylaxis
  • Table 4 – Recommended Thromboprophylaxis Options for Various Patient Groups1-4

Section 2: Evidence-Based Appropriate VTE Prophylaxis


This document was updated in January 2017

The Model for Improvement is designed to accelerate the pace of improvement using the PDSA cycle; a "trial and learn" approach to improvement based on the scientific method. Please refer to the Improvement Frameworks GSK (2015) for additional information.

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