Introducing the VTE Toolkit Webinar

Improving Health Care Response to Maternal Venous Thromboembolism Toolkit

The California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC) and the CA Department of Public Health are proud to announce the release of A California Toolkit to Transform Maternity Care: Improving Health Care Response to Maternal Venous Thromboembolism.

The Improving Health Care Response to Maternal Venous Thromboembolism toolkit was developed by the Venous Thromboembolism Task Force to encourage and facilitate systematic implementation of VTE risk assessment in California maternity units. Maternal venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a rare but life-threatening complication from blood clots for pregnant and postpartum women, and accounts for nearly 10% of all maternal deaths. All women need to be assessed throughout pregnancy and postpartum to identify those at high risk who may benefit from pharmacological thromboprophylaxis. 

The VTE Toolkit is consistent with the National Partnership for Maternal Safety (NPMS) VTE bundle and the Safe Motherhood Initiative at American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecologists District II. The antepartum outpatient and postpartum extended duration VTE prophylaxis strategies as presented represent a consensus summary of ACOG and the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) guidelines. 

The toolkit is available to download after completing a brief survey. Click here to download the toolkit.

Introducting VTE Toolkit Webinar

An introduction to the latest California Maternity Quality Toolkit: Improving Health Care Response to Maternal Venous Thromboembolism


Connie Mitchell, MD, MPH 
California Department of Public Health (CDPH)

Afshan Hameed, MD
Clinical Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology School of Medicine Clinical Professor of Cardiology School of Medicine 
UC Irvine School of Medicine

Doug Montgomery, MD
Kaiser Permanente

Nancy Peterson, MSN, PNNP, RNC, IBCLC
Perinatal CNS/Safety Specialist 
Dominican Hospital, Santa Cruz


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