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Hidden barriers to delivery of pharmacologic venous thromboembolism prophylaxis: the role of nursing beliefs and practices

  • At: 2013 FIP Congress in Dublin (Ireland)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: SHERMOCK, Kenneth (The Johns Hopkins University, Pharmacy, Baltimore, United States of America)
  • Co-author(s): Elder, Stacy (The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, United States of America)
    Hobson, Deb (The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, United States of America)
    Rand, Cynthia (The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, United States of America)
    Streiff, Michael (The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, United States of America)
    Haut, Elliott (The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, United States of America)
    Efird, Leigh (The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, United States of America)
    Kraus, Peg (The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, United States of America)
  • Abstract:


    Background

    A recent study at our institution indicated that 12% of prescribed doses of venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis are not administered, with some nursing units approaching 30%.
    Aim

    Our goal was to assess nursing beliefs and practices related to non-administration of ordered VTE prophylaxis doses.


    Methods

    We conducted a mixed-methods


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Last update 4 October 2019

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