Blood clots, usually in the legs or lung are collectively known as Venous Thromboembolism (VTE). In Europe, VTE is responsible for more deaths than AIDS, breast cancer, prostate cancer and motor vehicle accidents combined.
To embed VTE risk assessment into daily practice within the Irish health service in an accountable and measurable way
To improve patient awareness by informing patients of their right to a risk assessment and increasing the awareness of signs and symptoms.
We are a newly launched National Clinical VTE Working Group of motivated health care professionals focussing on VTE prevention and treatment in Ireland.
In the meantime check out the websites below
World Thrombosis Day (WTD) focuses attention on the often overlooked and misunderstood condition of thrombosis
Their mission is to support and enable people and their families suffering from thrombosis related illness