New device cuts risk of deadly blood clots in stroke patients, study finds

This article was published in the Independent newspaper on the 22nd April 2019 which highlights that the device which sends electrical impulses down the legs of stroke patients can reduce the risk of deadly blood clots compared to standard treatment, new research shows.

The article is available at https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/geko-blood-clots-stroke-patients-cut-reduce-electric-impulses-study-a8880261.html

 

CLOT & The Anticoagulation Achievement Awards 2019

CLOT is pleased to announce that we are a partner organisation for th anticoagulation achievement awards for 2019. There are eight catergories in the awards this year:

  • Best comprehensive thrombosis management centre
  • Best resource sharing information about anticoagulation therapy for patients and carers
  • The centre best able to demonstrate adherence to NICE Quality Standards for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Best work in prevention of hospital acquired thrombosis (HAT)
  • Best work in the prevention and treatment of cancer acquired thrombosis (CAT)
  • Best work in the prevention and treatment of thrombosis during pregnancy and the postpartum
  • Best on-going management of thrombosis post discharge by a community based or primary care service
  • VTE Hero (invite nominations from HCPs and Patients

We encourage all members to enter and support these awards to highlight the important and exciting work that is being carried out nationally. More details can be found here

Rivaroxaban for Thromboprophylaxis after Hospitalization for Medical Illness

Interesting article in view of the updated NICE guidance around mandatory 7 day VTE prophylaxis for all patients looking at whether giving 45 days of prophyaxis significantly reduces hospital acquired VTE and what is the bleed risk associated with this. The abstract is available at 

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1805090

For NHS staff should be able to access full article using Athens sign in. The CLOT session at the BSH in Glasgow this year is a further debate whether the new NICE guidelines improve on previous plan to attend https://www.bshconferences.co.uk/

 

British Society of Haematology Membership Changes

CLOT for several years has worked with the BSH to put on a session at their annual scientific meeting which is next held in Glasgow from the 1st to the 3rd April 2019. The BSH are very keen to expand membership among nurses and allied health professional and for this reason from 2019 will offer free membership to all staff up to and including band 7 staff. Further information is available at https://b-s-h.org.uk/membership/ and CLOT would encourage all our members to take advantage of this offer.