The draft rapid guideline is open for consultation until 3 October


The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) has published a new draft rapid guideline, Prevention and management of venous thromboembolism in COVID-19.

The new guidance, which is open for consultation until 3 October, was developed using SIGN’s new rapid guideline methodology. The guideline includes recommendations on:

  • prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in individuals with COVID-19 in community and hospital settings
  • management of VTE in people with COVID-19 in hospital
  • extended thromboprophylaxis in patients discharged from hospital after recovery from acute COVID-19.

The guideline also includes details on the provision of information, the evidence base, and the development of the guideline.

All comments gathered during the consultation will be collated into a report and addressed by the guideline development group. The report, with the group’s responses, will be published alongside the final version of the guideline, scheduled for November 2021.

To provide feedback on Prevention and management of venous thromboembolism in COVID-19, visit the guideline feedback survey webpage.


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