Adult patients on therapeutic anticoagulation who require elective surgery or an invasive procedure CA2060 v7
This guideline applies to patients taking oral anticoagulation who require an invasive procedure. It aims to standardise their anticoagulant management across the Trust in line with national guidelines and in so doing to minimise morbidity and mortality from thrombosis or haemorrhage.
Clinical GuidelinesThis guideline has been approved by the Trust's Clinical Guidelines Assessment Panel as an aid to the diagnosis and management of relevant patients and clinical circumstances. Not every patient or situation fits neatly into a standard guideline scenario and the guideline must be interpreted and applied in practice in the light of prevailing clinical circumstances, the diagnostic and treatment options available and the professional judgement, knowledge and expertise of relevant clinicians. It is advised that the rationale for any departure from relevant guidance should be documented in the patient's case notes.
The Trust's guidelines are made publicly available as part of the collective endeavour to continuously improve the quality of healthcare through sharing medical experience and knowledge. The Trust accepts no responsibility for any misunderstanding or misapplication of this document.