Friday, May 1, 2020

New NICE VTE Guideline

St. Emlyn´s - By Dan Horner - May 1, 2020
..."These recommendations provide some assurance to those already using PERC and age adjusted D-Dimer and outpatient management strategies that they are practicing evidence-based medicine. In addition, they will also gently nudge those not using these strategies towards them. A variety of stipulations in the NHS contract mandate practice to be in line with NICE guidance; this contract can now act as a valuable trigger for change, if you have previously met local resistance while trying to implement any of the above. Finally, these guidelines offer some clarity around the safety and broad clinical application of DOAC agents in VTE. Long live the tablet, down with the needle. There are research recommendations in the detail as well and anyone looking to get funding on VTE research would be sensible to look at these..."