Policy Number


Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prophylaxis in Adults - Policy and Procedure - NSHA CL-SR-020


This policy sets the expectations regarding the standards and best practice for prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) for patients aged 18 years or older during their hospital stay and at discharge across Nova Scotia Health.
NOTE: The Interprofessional Team may assess and prescribe VTE prophylaxis and treatment to patients younger than 18 years of age.