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  • 1. WELCOME TO CME ON DVT & PULMONARY EMBOLISM
  • 2. • We are eager to talk about scams, cams and to do [face] booking! • We love to complain when others break rules, but will we step out of our comfort zones to follow any of them… ? •
  • 3. . • Evidence based consensus guideline for VTE prophylaxis have been available for more than 15 years, despite which VTE prophylaxis remains under-used globally
  • 4. Why knowledge is not getting transformed into practice?
  • 5. Rationale of Thromboprophylaxis in Hospitalized Patients • DVT is very prevalent • Majority of patients have at least one risk factor • DVT is clinically silent • It is difficult to predict which at risk patients will develop DVT • complications are difficult to manage..
  • 6. Rationale of Thromboprophylaxis in Hospitalized Patients • Thromboprophylaxis is highly efficacious at preventing DVT and • The prevention of DVT also prevents PE • Cost effectiveness of thromboprophylaxis has repeatedly been demonstrated.
  • 7. Hope this discussion guides us to use our knowledge in the right way….. • S