Your Risk Assessment Results

Your Risk Assessment Results

Your Responses


Your Caprini DVT Risk Score:    

Suggested Prophylaxis Protocols

Based on multiple publications (see new articles)

Risk Score Prophylaxis Duration VTE Rate*
0 [lowest] Early ambulation During hospitalization < 0.5%
1-2 [low] Either compression boots
Or prophylactic anticoagulation
During hospitalization 1.5%
3-4 [moderate] Compression boots
AND prophylactic anticoagulation
During hospitalization 3.0%
5-8 [high] Compression boots
AND prophylactic anticoagulation
7-10 days total 6.0%
>8 [highest] Compression boots
AND prophylactic anticoagulation
30 days total 6-18%
Notes

  • 30- and 60-day clinical VTE rate based on patient groups and type of surgery without prophylaxis
  • Compression boots should be worn during hospitalization and portable boots may be beneficial post-discharge especially when leg swelling is present or the score is very high.
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