Details
CPD45m of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)116
Publish Date18 December 2018
Review Date14 December 2019
Expiry Date18 December 2021
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

Could you recognise the signs that a person may be experiencing a DVT? Are you confident that your assessment skills would identify a PE? Begin this Course to refresh your existing knowledge of VTE. Includes:

Topics Include

  • How does the blood clot?
  • What physical signs may indicate a DVT or PE?
  • What comes after assessment?
  • What are common interventions for the treatment and management of VTE?

Target Audience

All health professionals will gain confidence from undertaking this Course, given the prevalence of and harm associated with VTE.

Purpose

The purpose of this Course is to provide nurses with education relating to venous thromboembolism in order to assist in the prevention of disability and premature death.

Need

Venous thromboembolism is a serious, potentially life-threatening, clinical condition that must be immediately recognised and assessed if patient outcomes are to be satisfactory. Although there is a widespread awareness of the risk that blood clots may develop, this may not actually translate to being familiar with the exact signs and symptoms.

This Course will provide the learner with an opportunity to understand how to perform a detailed assessment for DVT and PE so that a clinician can recognise VTE and initiate appropriate management.

Learning Outcomes

  • People in your care who are at risk of DVT/PE will receive correct evidence-based information about prevention.
  • A person in your care, who manifests signs and symptoms of clot pathology with be rapidly assessed and appropriate treatment initiated.
  • More in-depth knowledge of the clotting cascade will support the best-practice use of anticoagulant medicines and reduce the likelihood of unwanted effects.
  • Correlate treatment and management principles to clinical practice to improve patient outcomes.

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Educator

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Tracy Edwards

Tracy Edwards is a Nurse Practitioner working in the emergency department at Modbury Public Hospital in South Australia. In this role, she works in a “see and treat” model of care and also works with the rapid assessment team, where she is required to fulfil both clinical and educational duties. Tracy has experience as a practice nurse and has held other management positions, including acting quality and clinical risk manager. Tracy is particularly interested in vascular health and has run several extra vocational programs focused on the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Tracy was a finalist in the "future leader" category for the South Australian Nursing and Midwifery Awards 2011 and won a South Australian Premiers Travelling Scholarship in 2011/12.

Details
CPD45m of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)116
Publish Date18 December 2018
Review Date14 December 2019
Expiry Date18 December 2021
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Clinical Assessment
Blood
Cardiovascular
Emergency
Disclaimer

Further Learning

Learner Reviews

4.6

116 Total Rating(s)

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Leonie Macpherson
17 Mar 2019

Good clear explanation of DVT & PE and required treatment

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Jennifer Wallis
15 Mar 2019

Informative and helpful session

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Debra Diffey
14 Mar 2019

It is always educational to watch videos on VTE. This is very relevant in todays society. It reiterates the importance of seeing the early warning signs of a DVT or PE. It can be fatal if this signs are not pick up early.

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Julie Hallett
14 Mar 2019

Really good easily understood - learning reflections useful

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Evert Grul
14 Mar 2019

Great, easy to listen to and informative topic. Thanks

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bernadette proctor
13 Mar 2019

very good knowledge and explanations

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Leonie Weiss
12 Mar 2019

got so much out of this education. My knowledge base has been expanded.

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Dianne Paddock
12 Mar 2019

Good presentation

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Richard Bradley
12 Mar 2019

Good course, easy to follow and to the point.

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Orana Wunder
12 Mar 2019

INFORMATIVE and easy to understand .