Table 3

Review of 38 surgical cases with DVT prophylaxis ordered from the new menu. The results of the review indicated that all cases with DVT prophylaxis selected from the new menu met the recommended guideline

Speciality# CasesPrinciple procedureDVT prophylaxis ordered
General surgery12
  • Tracheal incision

  • Pyloric reconstruction

  • Colectomy

  • Colostomy

  • Suture, small intestine

  • Late wound closure

  • Gallbladder removal

  • Exploratory laparotomy

Heparin 5000 units SQ Q8H and/or compression devices
  • Oophorectomy

  • Extensive hysterectomy

Heparin 5000 units SQ Q8H
  • Skull drainage

  • Meningeal leak repair

  • Wound repair

Heparin 5000 units SQ Q12H and/or compression devices
  • Revise/replace knee joint

  • Total hip arthroplasty

  • Drain thigh/knee lesion

  • Total knee arthroplasty

Warfarin 5 mg PO QPM and/or compression devices
  • Radical prostectomy

  • Open radical nephrectomy

  • Cystectomy

Heparin 5000 units SQ Q8H and/or compression devices