General surgeon, Saskatoon
Project: TE Prophylaxis in Post-op Abdo/pelvic cancer patients: are we doing enough?
Providing venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis to certain patients who have undergone abdominal/pelvic (AP) cancer surgery is considered standard of care in many other sites in North America outside Saskatoon. Currently in the Saskatoon Health Region, there is no protocol for this. The aim of Dr. Sothilingam’s was to see if establishing protocols for assessing risk and guiding perioperative treatment for AP cancer patients would improve care equity and reduce incidences of VTE in the 30 day postoperative period.