Literature

Medication Safety Improvement Programme
- Safer Meds Ireland from the HSE web site: 
https://www.hse.ie/eng/about/who/qid/nationalsafetyprogrammes/medicationsafety
NICE guidelines on the management and prevention of VTE can be found via these links:

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng89
Venous thromboembolism in over 16s: reducing the risk of hospital-acquired deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg144
Venous thromboembolic diseases: diagnosis, management and thrombophilia testing

Preventing VTE in Hospitals Improvement Collaborative Leaflet:

https://www.hse.ie/eng/about/who/qid/nationalsafetyprogrammes/medicationsafety/preventingvtehospitalsimprovementcollaborativeleaflet%20.pdf

As part of the Safermeds Medication Safety Improvement Programme in Ireland, the HSE Quality Improvement Division introduced Preventing VTE in Hospitals Improvement Collaborative in 2016. Details can be found here:

https://www.hse.ie/eng/about/who/qid/nationalsafetyprogrammes/medicationsafety/preventing-vte-in-hospitals-improvement-collaborative.html
Preventing Blood Clots in Hospitals Improvement Collaborative Report

https://www.hse.ie/eng/about/who/qid/nationalsafetyprogrammes/medicationsafety/1-hse-preventing-vte-report-2018.pdf
National Recommendations and Improvement Toolkit

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists have produced the following 2 guidelines:

https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/guidelines-research-services/guidelines/gtg37a/
Thrombosis and Embolism during Pregnancy and the Puerperium, Reducing the Risk (Green-top Guideline No. 37a)

https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/guidelines-research-services/guidelines/gtg37b/
Thrombosis and Embolism during Pregnancy and the Puerperium, the Acute Management of (Green-top Guideline No. 37b)

Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (Royal College of Physicians in Ireland):

https://rcpi-live-cdn.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/15.-Venous-Thromboprophylaxis-in-Pregnancy.pdf
Local Clinical Guidelines

There are also relevant international guidelines to follow.

ESC diagnosis and management of acute PE:


https://www.escardio.org/Guidelines/Clinical-Practice-Guidelines/Acute-Pulmonary-Embolism-Diagnosis-and-Management-of
Current ACCP guidelines: http://www.chestnet.org/Guidelines-and-Resources/CHEST-Guideline-Topic-Areas/Pulmonary-Vascular