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Module: Venous Thromboembolism

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VTE Prophylaxis in Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Author(s):

Dr. Amy Schirmer

O&G Resident

Dr. Eamon Raith
Clinical Lecturer in Surgery
University of Adelaide

Overview:

This case looks at prophylaxis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and venous thromboembolism (VTE) in an uncomplicated pregnancy. It reviews the important parts of an obstetric history and risk factors that may influence the pregnancy and puerperium. The management of prophylaxis in the setting of ceasarean section is also addressed.


Please note that, where available, staff should abide by local VTE prophylaxis and management policies, as these may take into account local clinical and economic factors that cannot be anticipated by this module.  



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