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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Anticoagulants and surgery

An online community of practice for Canadian EM physicians
CanadiEM - by Kerstin de Wit - April 3, 2018
"Main Messages
  • Always verify the name of the anticoagulant.
  • Always verify the date and time of the last dose of the anticoagulant.
  • Always calculate the creatinine clearance. Do not rely on the lab estimated GFR.
  • Consider the urgency and importance of the surgery.
  • Consider the risk of bleeding associated with surgery.
  • Consider the risk of clotting (venous thrombosis or stroke)."