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:
- 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.
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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.