Ask about Clots

Ask about Clots

The Ask about Clots campaign was launched on Thursday 3rd April 2014. It aims to encourage people to ask health professionals about their risk of blood clots.

1250 people in Wales are at risk of death each year from a blood clot.[1] And it is estimated that 66% of blood clots develop during or in the 90 days following hospital treatment.[2] But they are preventable.

An immediate aim is that patients and staff alike will begin working together on this healthcare issue. A long-term aim is that these conversations will reduce the number of preventable – and potentially life-threatening – blood clots that can develop in healthcare settings in Wales.

[1] Noble, Simon, Dr, “Submission to the National Assembly for Wales Health and Social Committee inquiry into venous thromboembolism prevention in Wales”, 2012, p. 2 Available: http://www.senedd.assemblywales.org/documents/s7733/Consultation%20response%20VTE%208%20-%20Dr%20Simon%20Noble.pdf [accessed April, 2014] (All later references to this report will be written “as previous”)

2 Diaz, Jose, Myers Jr., Daniel D and Wakefield, Thomas W., “Preventing hospital associated blood clots”, from Fundamental Mechanisms in Venous Thrombosis, Oxford University Press, 2013 p. 268

[1] Noble, Simon, Dr, “Submission to the National Assembly for Wales Health and Social Committee inquiry into venous thromboembolism prevention in Wales”, 2012, p. 2 Available: http://www.senedd.assemblywales.org/documents/s7733/Consultation%20response%20VTE%208%20-%20Dr%20Simon%20Noble.pdf [accessed April, 2014] (All later references to this report will be written “as previous”)

[2] Diaz, Jose, Myers Jr., Daniel D and Wakefield, Thomas W., “Preventing hospital associated blood clots”, from Fundamental Mechanisms in Venous Thrombosis, Oxford University Press, 2013 p. 268

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