Welcome the ASHP Foundation Antithrombotic-use Assessment Tool!
The overarching purpose of the tool is to promote the safe and effective use of antithrombotic medications in the inpatient hospital and ambulatory settings. Evaluation questions are provided to enable hospitals and health-systems to assess their current antithrombotic services. The results of the assessment can be used for planning and ongoing optimization of antithrombotic use in the inpatient and ambulatory settings.
Principles of Use
The expert panel that developed content for the ASHP Foundation Antithrombotic-Use Assessment Tool identified the following principles to guide the use of this resource:
- Every hospital and health system should have a plan for the safe and effective use of antithrombotic medications in their facility.
- Hospital and health system plans for antithrombotic medication use and patient monitoring should be patient-centered.
- Hospital and health system plans for antithrombotic medication use and patient monitoring should be developed through interdisciplinary team processes and a key person needs to be accountable for these processes.
- The ASHP Foundation Antithrombotic Assessment Tool is designed to support hospitals and health systems as they: 1) assess their readiness for establishment of new antithrombotic therapy programs; 2) plan for optimization of existing antithrombotic therapy programs; and 3) evaluate the outcomes of these programs.
- While this tool is intended to be useful for all hospitals and health systems, its utility will vary based on the institution’s size, geographic location, services provided and available resources.
- The ASHP Foundation has attempted to include the assessment questions under the most appropriate planning category. However, in some cases an assessment question might be applicable to multiple planning categories.
- The reports that result from use of the Antithrombotic Assessment Tool are for internal peer-review purposes only.
Development of this tool was supported by Sanofi.