CMQCC Improving Health Care Response to Maternal Venous Thromboembolism Toolkit
The Improving Health Care Response to Maternal Venous Thromboembolism toolkit was developed by the Venous Thromboembolism Task Force to encourage and facilitate systematic implementation of VTE risk assessment in California maternity units. Maternal venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a rare but life-threatening complication from blood clots for pregnant and postpartum women, and accounts for nearly 10% of all maternal deaths. All women need to be assessed throughout pregnancy and postpartum to identify those at high risk who may benefit from pharmacological thromboprophylaxis.
The VTE Toolkit is consistent with the National Partnership for Maternal Safety (NPMS) VTE bundle and the Safe Motherhood Initiative at American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecologists District II. The antepartum outpatient and postpartum extended duration VTE prophylaxis strategies as presented represent a consensus summary of ACOG and the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) guidelines.