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Question: Reason for No VTE Prophylaxis

This is follow up to a prior question: "DVT Prophylaxis and Ambulation";.

Standing order states, "SCDs stockings unless patient ambulating day of admit or heparin ordered". Does this statement qualify as a reason for not adminstering prophylaxis?

Answer:

Orders alone are not sufficient. Documentation must reflect that prophylaxis was administered or not indicated.

Question Details
Focus area(s): Chart Abstracted Measure Specifications – Clinical
Related documents: STK, STK-01,
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