Advisor(s)

Megan Lieb, DNP
Ohio Northern University
Nursing, Health & Behavioral Sciences
m-lieb.2@onu.edu

Jamie Hunsicker, DNP
Ohio Northern University
Health & Behavioral Sciences, Nursing
j-hunsicker@onu.edu

Document Type

Poster

Start Date

23-4-2021 9:00 AM

Description

Problem: A Hospital-Acquired Venous Thromboembolism (HA-VTE) is one of the leading preventable causes of further hospital complications and death.

Aims: The purpose of this quality improvement project was to determine the effect of VTE education on nurses’ knowledge and implementation of VTE prevention.

Methods: A descriptive quantitative study was conducted on a general medical-surgical pediatric unit. Convenience sampling was used. Nurses on the unit completed a 6-question pre-survey. After completion of the survey, an educational intervention was implemented during shift changes. A 4-question survey followed the educational intervention to measure nurses’ knowledge and implementation of VTE prevention.

Pertinent Findings: It is expected that nurse’s adherence to VTE prevention practices ordered for at risk patients will increase.

Conclusion: A decrease in VTE numbers on the unit will have a positive clinical impact. The potential life-threatening complications and deaths from VTE will decrease, as well as the financial impact a HA-VTE has on the organization. These effects will increase patient safety and quality care.

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Apr 23rd, 9:00 AM

Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prevention

Problem: A Hospital-Acquired Venous Thromboembolism (HA-VTE) is one of the leading preventable causes of further hospital complications and death.

Aims: The purpose of this quality improvement project was to determine the effect of VTE education on nurses’ knowledge and implementation of VTE prevention.

Methods: A descriptive quantitative study was conducted on a general medical-surgical pediatric unit. Convenience sampling was used. Nurses on the unit completed a 6-question pre-survey. After completion of the survey, an educational intervention was implemented during shift changes. A 4-question survey followed the educational intervention to measure nurses’ knowledge and implementation of VTE prevention.

Pertinent Findings: It is expected that nurse’s adherence to VTE prevention practices ordered for at risk patients will increase.

Conclusion: A decrease in VTE numbers on the unit will have a positive clinical impact. The potential life-threatening complications and deaths from VTE will decrease, as well as the financial impact a HA-VTE has on the organization. These effects will increase patient safety and quality care.