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Hospitals encouraged to tune-in to CDC webcast on preventing VTE

January 11, 2013

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will host a Jan. 15 webcast on preventing venous thromboembolism (VTE), which will focus on the hospital setting. VTE consists of two related conditions caused by blood clots: deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Up to half of all VTEs occur during or after a hospital stay. Hospital clinical staff, quality improvement leaders and risk managers are encouraged to tune-in to the webcast from 1-2 p.m. Eastern Time at www.cdc.gov/about/grand-rounds/.