Venous Thromboembolism

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Updated 27 Jun 2024 Certificate ANCC Accredited

Could you recognise the signs of deep vein thrombosis (DVT)? Are you confident your assessment skills would identify a pulmonary embolism (PE)? Begin this Ausmed Course to refresh your existing knowledge of venous thromboembolism (VTE), now!

Content

7 Video Units • 16 Questions
Introduction
2m
Pretest
3 Questions
What is VTE?
2 Questions
6m
The Haemostasis Pathway
2 Questions
4m
How is VTE Diagnosed?
2 Questions
5m
What is the Treatment for VTE?
2 Questions
9m
Caring for Patients with VTE
3 Questions
4m
Conclusion
1m
Pre-reflection
1 Question
Post-reflection
1 Question

What you'll learn:

1

Receive the best, evidence-based information on preventing the risks of DVT/PE.

2

Assess and initiate appropriate treatment when signs and symptoms of clot pathology manifest in someone in your care.

3

Apply in-depth knowledge of the clotting cascade to support best-practice use of anticoagulant medicines and reduce the likelihood of unwanted effects.

Who it's for:

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

Why it's needed:

Venous thromboembolism is a serious, life-threatening, clinical condition that must be recognised and assessed immediately for best patient outcomes.

Although there is widespread awareness of the risk of developing a blood clot, this may not translate to being familiar with the signs and symptoms. This Ausmed 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.

Purpose

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

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Last updated27 Jun 2024

Published15 Dec 2018

Due for review30 Jul 2024
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This course has been published with the American Nurses Credentialing Center Accreditation.
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