COVID-19 Impact

You may see some delays in posting new content due to COVID-19. If you have any questions, please submit a message to PSNet Support.
 

PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Study

Venous thromboembolism after trauma: a never event?

Thorson CM, Ryan ML, Van Haren RM, et al. Critical care medicine. 2012;40:2967-73.

A subset of trauma patients had a relatively high risk of postoperative venous thromboembolism despite use of appropriate prophylactic measures, calling into question the "wisdom and justice" of classifying this complication as entirely preventable.