For guidance on thromboprophylaxis in COVID-19 patients in Critical Care areas (Intensive Care and High Dependency) see separate guidelines on the Guideline Directory on Staffnet.
This document applies to non-pregnant patients only. For advice on thromboprophylaxis for pregnant patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, seek specialist advice and see separate guidance on the Guideline Directory.
•Patients with COVID-19 are at high risk of venous thrombosis
•Pulmonary Embolism (PE) occurs in patients with COVID-19
•Some deaths associated with COVID-19 may be due to PE
•Thromboprophylaxis reduces VTE by 65% in medical inpatients