This Course will provide a comprehensive overview of the pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of venous thromboembolism in accordance with national guidelines.
- Explain the role of nurses in identifying a VTE
- Describe the aetiology and pathophysiology of a VTE in detail
- Describe the appropriate nursing actions to prevent, identify and manage a VTE
- The aetiology and epidemiology of VTEs
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Pulmonary embolism (PE)
- Nursing assessment and management
- Patient education
All healthcare professionals, but especially those practicing in the following fields: community, general practice, accident and emergency care.
To enhance knowledge about the prevention and care of a person at risk of developing venous thromboembolism (VTE).
Every year, over 30,000 Australians will be hospitalised due to venous thromboembolism and, of those, around 5,000 will die. The prevention, diagnosis and management of VTE has been identified as a national health priority by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHRMC), and this VLA has been developed using national best practices guidelines for everyday clinical practice for the management of VTE and those at risk of VTE. Nurses are in a unique position to implement strategies that will make a significant contribution to reducing the morbidity and mortality associated with VTE.
Health professionals in Australia that are registered with AHPRA are required to obtain continuing professional development (CPD) hours/points each year that relates to their context of practice, in order to comply with mandatory regulatory requirements.