The use of surgical care improvement projects in prevention of venous thromboembolism

Erem H. H., Aytac E.

Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, vol.906, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 906
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/5584_2016_102
  • Journal Name: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: World Health Organization (WHO), The Safe Surgery Saves Lives Study Group, A Perioperative Surgical Safety Checklist (WHO-SSC), American College of Surgeons, The National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP), The Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP), The Surgical Patient Safety System (SURPASS), The NICE (National Institute for Health and Care of Excellence) guideline, Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism, DEEP-VEIN THROMBOSIS, INFLAMMATORY-BOWEL-DISEASE, COLORECTAL SURGERY, PULMONARY-EMBOLISM, AMERICAN-COLLEGE, ADVERSE EVENTS, INCREASED RISK, SAFETY SYSTEM, QUALITY, PROPHYLAXIS
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes


Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a potentially mortal complication in patients undergoing surgery. Deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism can be seen up to 40 % of patients who have no or inappropriate VTE prophylaxis during perioperative period.