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Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prophylaxis


  • If no contraindication, use VTE prophylaxis with LMWH preferrred over UFH 

  • Combination of pharmacological + mechanical VTE prophyalxis is recommended, when possible

    • ​Mechanical = intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) and/or graduated compression stockings

  • When pharmacological VTE prophylaxis is contraindicated, use mechanical VTE prophylaxis 



Adapted from Surviving Sepsis Guidelines 2016. Critical Care Medicine: March 2017 - Volume 45, Issue 3, p 486–552

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