Last week, Dr. Javier Benítez (@jvrbntz) was tweeting a Question of the Day, referencing a 2010 Paucis Verbis card on overanticoagulation, which was based on the 2008 American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) guidelines. About 8 minutes after I retweeted his question, Dr. Roy Arnold (@cholerajoe), a pulmonary/critical care physician kindly informed me that the 2012 ACCP guidelines have been out since February.
So this PV card is replacing the 2010 card with revised recommendations. To more in-depth discussion, definitely take a look at Dr. Scott Weingart's great podcast over at EMCrit. He helps to clarify holes which the 2012 ACCP guidelines don't really address such as:
- Question: What if the patient is minorly bleeding with a high INR?
- Answer: Oral vitamin K and 15 mL/kg FFP
- Question: What if you only have the 3-factor PCC (factors II, IX, X) and not the recommended 4-factor PCC (factors II, IX, X plus factor VII)? The U.S. primarily has the 3-factor PCC. At my institution, we have bebulin.
- Answer: If PCC is indicated, add recombinant factor VIIa or FFP to the 3-factor PCC to cover for factor VII.
2008 ACCP guidelines
New 2012 ACCP guidelines and pearls
Feel free to download this card and print on a 4'' x 6'' index card.
See other Paucis Verbis cards.