Geriatric Examination Tool Kit

Assessment of the risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis: 2 instruments

  1. Autar DVT risk assessment scale
    • Scale
    • Full article:
      Autar R. (2003). The management of deep vein thrombosis: the Autar DVT risk assessment scale re-visited.
      Journal of Orthopaedic Nursing 7, 114–124.
    • Alternate scale
      San Antonio Association of Operating Room Nurses. Autar DVT Risk Assessment Scale. Retrieved 10-25-2009. http://home.earthlink.net/~kremmert/Competencies/Autar%20DVT%20Risk%20Assessment%20Scale.doc
    • Sensitivity & Specificity:
      • Sensitivity: 100%
      • Specificity: 81%
        Autar R. (1998). Calculating patients' risk of deep vein thrombosis. Br J Nurs. 7(1):7-12.

  2. Well's Clinical Decision Rule for DVT

Credit: Jennifer Holland, SPT 2010