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DVT Prophylaxis

DVT Prophylaxis is a topic covered in the Pocket ICU Management.

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First Things First (assess & treat for the following)

  • Assess risk factors for VTE (see “History and Physical”).
  • Assess for contraindications to pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis
    • Active uncontrolled bleeding
    • High risk of spinal hematoma (fracture, spinal surgery)
    • High risk of intracranial hemorrhage (trauma, recent stroke, brain surgery)
    • Severe thrombocytopenia
    • History of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (no UFH or LMWH)

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Last updated: April 26, 2010


"DVT Prophylaxis." Pocket ICU Management, PocketMedicine.com, Inc, 2010. Anesthesia Central, anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534264/all/DVT_Prophylaxis.
DVT Prophylaxis. Pocket ICU Management. PocketMedicine.com, Inc; 2010. https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534264/all/DVT_Prophylaxis. Accessed April 18, 2019.
DVT Prophylaxis. (2010). In Pocket ICU Management. Available from https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534264/all/DVT_Prophylaxis
DVT Prophylaxis [Internet]. In: Pocket ICU Management. PocketMedicine.com, Inc; 2010. [cited 2019 April 18]. Available from: https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534264/all/DVT_Prophylaxis.
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