The Joint Commission

Intensive Care Unit Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis

Last updated: July 12, 2017

Measure Description:

This measure assesses the number of patients who received VTE prophylaxis or have documentation why no VTE prophylaxis was given the day of or the day after the initial admission (or transfer) to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) or surgery end date for surgeries that start the day of or the day after ICU admission (or transfer).

Venous Thromboembolism Patients with Anticoagulation Overlap Therapy

Last updated: July 12, 2017

Measure Description:

This measure assesses the number of patients diagnosed with confirmed VTE who received an overlap of parenteral (intravenous [IV] or subcutaneous [subcu]) anticoagulation and warfarin therapy. For patients who received less than five days of overlap therapy, they should be discharged on both medications or have a reason for discontinuation of overlap therapy.

Thrombolytic Therapy

Last updated: July 12, 2017

Measure Description:

Acute ischemic stroke patients who arrive at this hospital within 2 hours of time last known well and for whom t-PA was initiated at this hospital within 3 hours of time last known well