CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds Presents:
“Preventing Venous Thromboembolism”
January 15, 2013
1 p.m. – 2 p.m., EST
This session of Grand Rounds will explore Venous Thromboembolism (VTE), which consists of 2 related conditions caused by blood clots: Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism (PE). Estimates of the number of people in the U.S. affected by a DVT/PE each year range from 350,000-900,000, with up to 100,000 dying as a result, and 20-50% of people who experience a DVT develop long-term complications.
Up to one-half of all VTEs occur during or soon after hospitalizations, and VTE is one of the most frequent serious adverse events in hospitals. Many VTEs can be prevented if hospitals educate providers and patients, systematically assess risks for clotting and bleeding, and prescribe risk-appropriate prevention strategies. VTE prevention is an important component of hospital patient safety improvement efforts that are being supported by a number of organizations and Federal agencies.
A comprehensive public health approach to VTE prevention includes activities to develop monitoring systems to evaluate and ensure widespread adoption of effective prevention strategies.
Future Grand Rounds topics include HPV, Teen Pregnancy, and Immunization.
Tanja Popovic, MD, PhD, Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
John Iskander, MD, MPH, Deputy Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
Susan Laird, MSN, RN, Communications Manager, Public Health Grand Rounds
For CDC staff unable to attend the event:
The session will be available on IPTV and Envision. To join by Envision, reserve a conference room and make the Envision request or use your local room scheduling process to schedule Envision.
For non-CDC staff or those outside of the CDC firewall:
A live external webcast will be available. Presentations are archived and posted 48 hours after each session. Due to security measures at CDC’s Roybal campus, non-CDC staff who wish to attend these sessions in person must have prior clearance and a US state-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s license, US passport).
Names of non-CDC staff (both domestic and international) should be submitted to the Grand Rounds Team. Please note that all information for international visitors must be submitted at least 10 days in advance.
For questions regarding this Grand Rounds topic: Feel free to email your questions before or during the session.