Consensus Guidelines for Australian Clinicians for the usage of anti-coagulants during heparin-based product shortages

Appendix 1: Anticoagulation Guidelines in use in Australia

Guidelines to assist with contingency planning to manage the clinical implications of a shortage of heparin based products.

Page last updated: 16 July 2008

  1. Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism. The Seventh ACCP Conference on Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy. Geerts WH, Pineo GF, Heit JA, Bergqvist D, Lassen MR, Colwell CW, Ray JG. Chest 2004;126:338S-400S.
  2. Prevention and Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism. International Consensus Statement. Intern Angiology 2006; 25: 101 – 61.
  3. Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism. Best Practice Guidelines for Australia and New Zealand. 4th edition, 2007.