Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT)
This vignette details the new clinical decision support (CDS) that was developed to facilitate a provider’s workup and diagnosis of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT). When ordering a PF4 lab, the completion of the 4T score assessment is now mandatory. Additionally, alerts have been developed for providers, pharmacists and nursing to ensure that all are aware of any pending or resulted PF4 labs.
Original Release Date: August 2020
Course Review Date: August 2023
Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Physicians, Cardiologists, Critical Care Medicine Physicians, eICU Physicians, Emergency Department Physicians, Family Medicine Physicians, Geriatric Medicine Physicians, Hematologists, Oncologists, Hospitalists, Internal Medicine Physicians, Interventional and Clinical Pulmonologists, Interventional Cardiologists, Neurocritical Care Physicians, Palliative Care Physicians, Preventive Medicine Physicians and Pulmonologists.
- Utilize the electronic medical record to adhere to evidence-based clinical care pathways.
- Explain the 4T score and clinical indications for ordering a PF4 lab.
- Recognize the importance of the multidisciplinary approach when testing patients suspected of heparin induced thrombocytopenia.
Vignettes developed and designed by the Evidence-Based Clinical Care Team.
- Meagan Rodriguez
- Henry Triana Jr.
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