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Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)


Thursday, April 16th, 2015


  • Canadian Patient Safety Institute
  • Safer Healthcare Now!

Guest Speakers:

  • Lynn Riley, RN - Lynn has more than 30 years of clinical teaching and managerial nursing experience. She has a varied background that includes staff nurse in critical care, outpatient clinic and home care. Lynn has held positions in the Quality and Patient Safety Department at Sunnybrook HSC in Toronto and as a Safety and Improvement Advisor with Safer Healthcare Now! in Atlantic Canada. Currently, Lynn is a home care nurse in her community and is a Medication Safety Specialist and Educator at ISMP Canada.
  • Dr. Bill Geerts - Intervention Lead, VTE Prophylaxis, Safer Healthcare Now!
  • Valentine Valenzuela, RN - Thrombosis Nurse Specialist, Sunnybrook HSC


  • Artemis Diamantouros, Intervention Coordinator, VTE Prophylaxis, Safer Healthcare Now!
  • Carla Williams, Patient Safety Improvement Lead, CPSI / Safer Healthcare Now!
  • Hélène Riverin, French Language Support, CPSI / Safer Healthcare Now!


By the end of this call, you will be able to:

  • Describe the processes of Root-Cause Analysis (RCA) and Multi-Incident Analysis (MIA) and their role in quality improvement
  • Compare and contrast the different approaches to collecting hospital-acquired VTE data
  • Identify an approach suitable for improving patient safety at your institution