Prophylactic Regimens in the Intensive Care Unit

  • Alexander E. Swift
  • Walter A. Wynkoop
  • Gilbert E. D’Alonzo


Identify risk factors associated with the development of deep vein thrombosis and its consequence, pulmonary embolism. Understand the indications and contraindications for medical, mechanical, and inferior vena cava filter prophylaxis, and describe the available methods for each. Identify the major physiologic mechanism associated with stress-induced gastritis and ulceration, and identify the risk factors associated with this condition. Know the methods used for prophylaxis of stress-induced gastritis and ulceration and the potential complications of the medical therapies used for this condition. Identify the nosocomial infections common in the intensive care unit and the causative organisms responsible. Discuss the various risk factors associated with the development of iatrogenic or preventable infection in critically ill patients. Employ a variety of effective prophylactic regimens to nosocomial infection in the intensive care unit: healthcare/ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP), catheter-related bloodstream infection, and genitourinary tract infection in critically ill patients.


Deep Vein Thrombosis Deep Venous Thrombosis Nosocomial Pneumonia Complicated Urinary Tract Infection Danaparoid Sodium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander E. Swift
    • 1
  • Walter A. Wynkoop
    • 2
  • Gilbert E. D’Alonzo
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care MedicineTemple University HospitalPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.BrickUSA
  3. 3.Pulmonary and Critical Care MedicineTemple University School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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