Thrombosis & Haemostasis society of Australia and New Zealand
The THANZ Society serves as a forum for bringing together
a broad array of disciplines which relate to bleeding,
thrombosis and cognate fields.
Promote Excellence in clinical care for people with clotting and bleeding disorders.
The THANZ provides access to a highly active and qualified community of professionals, and a wealth of information resources. Some of the services on offer are listed below.
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care is developing a VTE Clinical Care Standard. The Clinical Care Standard (CCS) will consist of a small number of quality statements that describe the clinical care that a patient should be offered for VTE and also includes a set of indicators to support health care providers and local health services to monitor how well the implement the care described in the CCS.
The work to develop the VTE CCS has been initiated following the recognition by state and territory heath departments that VTE continues to be an ongoing patient safety and quality issue. In addition, following the rescindment of the NHMRC's 'Clinical Practice Guideline for the Prevention of Venous Thromboemolism in Patients Admitted to Australian Hospitals 2009', there is currently no Australian guideline on VTE prevention.This VTE CCS will likely focus on VTE prevention.
The ACSQHC has appointed a group of experts to develop the CCS. Membership of the Working Group includes four THANZ members: Prof Alex Gallus, Prof Beng Chong, Prof Harshal Nandurkar and Prof Abdullah Omari.
On behalf of Dr Quintin Hughes I am delighted to announce that the 2016 draft workshop programme has just been released /documents/item/121.
It must be time for you to book your travel leave and flights!
Please go to the Events section of the website for more information and to register for the workshop.