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Venous Thromboembolism Webinar

February 12, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Learn about A Surgeon’s Perspective on DVT Prophylaxis from Patch Dellinger, MD.

After this session participants will be able to:

  1. Describe an antithrombosis regimen for surgical patients not at high risk for bleeding
  2. Describe a method of reducing perioperative thrombosis risk that does not involve anticoagulation
  3. List at least three anticoagulants other than unfractionated heparin that can be used for perioperative thrombosis prophylaxis
  4. Name a score that has been used to estimate risk for perioperative thrombosis
  5. List 2 recommended circumstances for prolongation of thrombosis prophylaxis after hospital discharge

Patch Dellinger, MDgraduated from Swarthmore College and Harvard Medical School. During surgical training at the Beth Israel, Boston, he completed an ID Fellowship at Tufts.  He is past president of the Surgical Infection Society, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, of IDSA and of SHEA.  He was on HICPAC from 2004-07.  He served on the Working Group on preventing surgical site infection in the second Global Patient Safety Challenge “Safe Surgery Saves Lives” of WHO which resulted in the Surgical Safety Checklist.  He has been performing general surgery at the University of Washington since 1977.  He is on the management committee of the Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program (SCOAP).  He has authored or coauthored more than 190 papers and chapters and serves on the editorial boards of Surgical Infections and Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology

WSHA Learning Collaboratives are available exclusively to WSHA systems, hospitals, physicians. They are also open to organizations participating in the WSHA/ASHNHA Partnership for Patients, including members of the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association. WSHA encourages your hospital to extend this invitation to your program providers, leaders and staff involved with relevant areas or work or study.


February 12, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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