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The ultrasound DVT pathway has been updated to include a stat dose of 15mg oral Rivaroxaban where there is a delay >6 hours to ultrasound. This is an alternative to administering Clexane. Ensure to check contraindications and cautions - see link here for the Ultrasou...
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Rivaroxaban funding

September 17, 2018

Rivaroxaban not indicated or funded before POAC DVT scan

In line with the Auckland Regional HealthPathway, when there is a delay in obtaining community ultrasound for DVT, Enoxaparin continues to be the medication to be administered and funded through POAC. The issue of using rivaroxaban instead of enoxaparin for anticoagulation c...
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DVT Risk Stratification

June 27, 2018
A reminder that the first action for suspected DVT is completion of Wells Score. ONLY if <2 is a d-dimer required.  If score is 2 or more then proceed directly to request for ultrasound. Awaiting d-dimer delays the ultrasound request and this may not be necessary For...
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