Project Information

The “Bleed Less” Initiative: Reducing the Risk of Pocket Hematoma in Patients Undergoing Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Device Procedures While on Anticoagulation.

Project Description: Patients undergoing device procedures are not always given clear instructions on when to resume anticoagulation post-procedure. This has, in some instances, led to the development of a pocket hematoma. The initial aim of the project was to reduce the incidence of pocket hematomas, however, due to the low number of pocket hematomas within the targeted time-frame, we implemented a survey to compare patient satisfaction pre and post intervention.

QPI: Steve, Noutong Njapo, (

Collaborators: (; (; (; (; (; Matthew, Mckillop, (; Tiffany, Sarduy, (

Advisors: (

UF Health Big Aims: Enhance the Patient Experience None

MeSH Keywords: Patient Comfort, Anticoagulants, Hematoma, Pacemaker, Artificial, Defibrillators, Implantable