Available now! Educational Materials on VTE Selected for Use in New Joint Commission Compendium

StopTheClotThe Joint Commission, which is an independent not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 healthcare entities and programs in the United States, released a new compendium, or collection, of educational materials on venous thromboembolism (VTE) in June 2017.  This resource provides clinicians and healthcare educators with reliable and up-to-date patient education and discharge materials for patients discharged on anticoagulants (blood thinners). Included are several products jointly developed by the National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) and the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The compendium, reviewed by an eight-member technical advisory panel of physicians, contains links to more than 70 publicly available online resources from 35 national and international organizations. Specifically, the new compendium of VTE resources includes NBCA’s signature Stop the Clot, Spread the Word™ campaign:

In addition, the compendium includes NBCA’s online curriculum for healthcare providers – Stop the Clot® – What Every Healthcare Professional Needs to Know.

NBCA’s website is shared in the compendium, with special mention of three key sections of the site:  About Clots, Patient Stories, and Resources for Healthcare Professionals.  In addition, NCBDDD’s website on venous thromboembolism (blood clots) is in the resource compendium.

“We are gratified that The Joint Commission has incorporated key elements from our educational materials into their new compendium of resources for patient discharge information on blood clots,” said Randy Fenninger, Chief Executive Officer at NBCA. “Good transitions of care are key to better patient outcomes and The Joint Commission’s work is an important step to improve safe and successful discharge of patients who have experienced blood clots. We are pleased that the fruits of our work and partnership with CDC are getting wider recognition through The Joint Commission resource compendium. This action furthers the goal we share with CDC to Stop the Clot.”


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