Pediatric Trauma: DVT Prophylaxis

Pain Management
Dr. John K. Petty discusses how to mange DVT prophylaxis in trauma patients. He covers the use of prophylaxis-risks and benefits, ways to diagnose DVT, ages and risk factors in adult and pediatric care, effectiveness of prophylaxis used in pediatric trauma patients, VTE Risk factors, and instances where a patient should receive prophylaxis. Dr. Perry's presentation was followed by a comprehensive discussion among panel members. The protocol for prophylaxis was discussed by Dr. Notrica and Dr. Fenton as being based upon risk factors and age.