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Preventing Venous Thromboembolism – Delta Day – In Person Event

January 13, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

A DELTA Day is WSHA’s most intensive training to develop skills and knowledge required to immediately implement safety and quality programs.

  • Design, Engage, Learn to Accelerate! DELTA = Change. We want these events to accelerate change; to be of value to your patients and communities.
  • It is a collaborative, front-line improvement workshop, focusing on shared learning and rapid cycle improvement.
  • There will be practical tools and resources ready for implementation of a VTE pilot at your setting.
  • This will be a fun and engaging atmosphere to work in! Teams are encouraged to attend.
  • Follow up ACCELERATE webinar work groups will take place in the three months following, to support collaboration and implementation.
    • During this time, teams will provide updates on how their pilot planning is going and receive feedback from the group and the subject matter expert.

 Who should attend?

  • Hospitalists, surgeons, pharmacists, nurses, quality leaders and IT support.
  • Any stake holders in the process of VTE prevention at your hospital setting.
  • A TEAM – please have at least 3 people from your hospital come together to this event.
  • The goal is for a total of 6 hospital teams at this implementation-focused event, with about 5 people per hospital team (give or take).

What is the timeline?

  • January 13th: in person DELTA Day in Seattle, WA
  • February 12th: Accelerate Webinar Work Group for rapid-fire implementation coaching and collaboration (1 hour)
  • March 18th: Accelerate Webinar Work Group for rapid-fire implementation coaching and collaboration (1 hour)
  • April 20th: Accelerate Webinar Work Group for rapid-fire implementation coaching and collaboration (1 hour)

 Why is my hospital invited?

  • WSHA is first offering this resource and event to hospitals most contributing to the VTE rate in our region.
  • Your hospital is getting the first chance to sign up before we are at capacity.

What do I need to do next if my hospital is ready to reduce harm and death caused by VTE?

  • Have the Commitment Letter reviewed by your C-suite, signed and sent back. This ensures your team knows they have the green light to pursue this important work.
  • Register ASAP! Our DELTA Days have been filling quickly and have received incredibly positive reviews from hospital members. They are interactive and leave members with a work plan to accelerate the work, rather than just a brain full of new information.
    • We will be capping registration once the room is at capacity.
    • Note you will have to pick a lunch option before moving onto finish the registration.


Dr. Scott Kaatz, DO, MSc, FACP SFHM, will be our subject matter expert – facilitating this interactive event.

  • Dr. Kaatz is the President of the Anticoagulation Forum and Clinical Associate Professor at Wayne State University and a Hospitalist at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.
  • Dr. Kaatz is the Medical Director for Professional development and Research in the Division of Hospital Medicine.
  • Dr. Kaatz is a very engaging and passionate leader in VTE prevention and anticoagulation stewardship and will be providing short learning sessions, followed by rapid-fire implementation coaching targeted to your hospitals needs – both during the event and during the follow up webinars.

Click here to review the  flyer, which also has the Commitment Letter for your signature.


Thank you, and please let me know if you have any questions.

We look forward to your team participating at this exciting event!


January 13, 2020
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Registration Link:


Meg Kilcup
Cindy Ferguson


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Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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