Deep Vein Thrombosis Case Study

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In order to estimate the probability of someone having a deep vein thrombosis, clinical probability tools have been developed.12 One of the first tools developed was the Well’s clinical prediction rule ,which is a physical assessment that will stratify patients at low, moderate, or high risk for DVT.12 Well’s tool consists of nine assessments with a point given if any of the eight assessments is identified as positive, and minus two points if the ninth assessment is considered positive.12 For this case I would contact the patient’s physician, and refer the patient back to the physician to confirm whether or not this patient is presenting with DVT. Based on Well CDR this patient scores a 1 putting him at moderate probability for PDVT.12,13

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