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Developing Interventional Radiology Anticoagulation Guidelines: Process and Benefits

Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic Hospital, 5777 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054, USA
Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, USA
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J. Clin. Med. 2018, 7(4), 85;
Received: 30 March 2018 / Revised: 30 March 2018 / Accepted: 17 April 2018 / Published: 20 April 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Image Guided Interventions and Emerging Technologies)
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We created, posted, and updated radiology department anticoagulation guidelines and identified various steps in the process, including triggering events, consensus building, legal analysis, education, and distribution of the guidelines to nurses and clinicians. Supporting data collected retrospectively, before and after implementation, included nursing satisfaction survey results and the number of procedure cancellations. After the guidelines were developed and posted, significantly fewer procedures were cancelled, nursing satisfaction was higher, and radiologists performed procedures with less variability. Anecdotally, radiologists had fewer queries about anticoagulation. The development and dissemination of radiologic procedure anticoagulation guidelines should be considered as a departmental quality improvement project. View Full-Text
Keywords: anticoagulation; guidelines; interventional; safety anticoagulation; guidelines; interventional; safety

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Kriegshauser, J.S.; Osborn, H.H.; Naidu, S.G.; Huettl, E.A.; Patel, M.D. Developing Interventional Radiology Anticoagulation Guidelines: Process and Benefits . J. Clin. Med. 2018, 7, 85.

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