DVT prophylaxis

 

  • VTE risk ↑s w/ TBI severity

  • Recommendations:

    • LMWH or low-dose UFH may be used w/ mechanical prophylaxis

      • ↑ risk of expansion of ICH

      • Consider if brain injury is stable & benefit > risk

 

 

Adapted from Guidelines for the Management of Severe TBI, 4th Ed., September 2016, Brain Trauma Foundation.