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Question: If a physician writes an order for SCDs, is this sufficient to select 'Yes' for VTE Prophylaxis?

If a physician writes an order for SCDs on admission, will it meet STK-1 VTE Prophylaxis? Is RN documentation that the SCDs were applied required?

Answer:

VTE prophylaxis must be administered by the day of or day after hospital admission, or a reason for not administering prophylaixs documented in the medical record. A physician order alone is not sufficient. Documentation that SCDs were applied the day of or after hospital admission is needed.

Question Details
Focus area(s): Chart Abstracted Measure Specifications – Clinical, Related Manual - Data Quality Manual, Related Manual - ORYX Technical Implementation Guide
Related documents: STK-01, VTE-01, VTE Prophylaxis,
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