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, (Steve.NoutongNjapo@medicine.ufl.edu)
Collaborators: (William.Cutting@medicine.ufl.edu); (Philip.George@medicine.ufl.edu); (Michael.Kaufmann@medicine.ufl.edu); (William.Miles@medicine.ufl.edu); (David.Winchester@medicine.ufl.edu); Matthew, Mckillop, (firstname.lastname@example.org); Tiffany, Sarduy, (email@example.com)
UF Health Big Aims: Enhance the Patient Experience None
MeSH Keywords: Patient Comfort, Anticoagulants, Hematoma, Pacemaker, Artificial, Defibrillators, Implantable