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An audit of anticoagulation following regional anaesthesia for caesarean section

Thursday, 22 May, 2014 - 11:50
Board 5

Poster Presenter: Claire Mitchellclairem1105@doctors.org.uk
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An audit of anticoagulation following regional anaesthesia for caesarean section
-Low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) reduces the risk of thromboembolism (VTE) and should be administered after all caesarean sections (LSCS).1
 
-AAGBI Guidelines for thromboprophylaxis post regional anaesthesia suggest women should receive LMWH 4 hours after neuraxial blockade for LSCS.
 
-Prior to these guidelines, our unit gave subcutaneous LMWH on the operating table after LSCS with spinal anaesthesia and 2-4 hours after removal of an epidural catheter.
-Our aim was to  review  compliance with the new AAGBI standards after they were adopted in our unit.