VTE Chemoprophylaxis in the Perioperative Setting for Planned, Non-Emergent Orthopaedic Surgery2019
Type: New Evidence Based Review (EBR)
Category: Surgical Critical Care
Committee Liaison: Brian H. Williams, MD, FACS
This PMG is a collaboration between EAST and the Society of Trauma Nurses.
The necessity of discontinuing VTE chemoprophylaxis in the perioperative setting for planned, non-emergent orthopaedic surgery has been problematic for many disciplines including trauma surgery, nursing, and orthopaedic surgery. The decision to withhold or administer and the timing of that decision is inconsistent and results in variation in practice.The goal is to focus on this specific subset of patients and identify best practice with our nursing and orthopaedic colleagues.
Work Group Members
Vicki J. Bennett, RN, MSN - Leader
John J. Como, MD, MPH
Elliott R. Haut, MD, PhD
John Lunde, DNP, ARNP, TNS