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Pulmonary Embolism: DVT to PE

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Throughout history, pulmonary embolism (PE) has almost always been diagnosed on the autopsy table. In other words, it was considered a ‘terminal event’. Today, PE is seen as a modern-day medical dichotomy: we understand its minutia and yet, somehow, still fail to diagnose or tackle it appropriately.

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Throughout history, pulmonary embolism (PE) has almost always been diagnosed on the autopsy table. In other words, it was considered a ‘terminal event’. Today, PE is seen as a modern-day medical dichotomy: we understand its minutia and yet, somehow, still fail to diagnose or tackle it appropriately. Appropriately treated, pulmonary embolism need not live up to its historical reputation as a life-ender.

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Andrea Salzman
Andrea Salzman, MS, PT graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a Master’s degree in physical therapy in 1992. Over the last two decades, she has held numerous prominent leadership roles in the physical therapy field, with a heavy emphasis on academic writing and administrative functions. Between 1995 and 1998, Salzman served as the Editor-in-Chief of an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) journal. In 2010, Salzman received one of the highest honors given to a physical therapist from the American Physical Therapy Association, the Judy Cirullo Leadership Award. Between 2012 and the present, Salzman has written 12 physical therapy courses for Care2Learn, Relias Learning and reviewed over 100 other course offerings. Currently, Salzman continues in her writing, leadership and administrative roles at Aquatic Therapy University and 10K Health.
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Carol Varley
14 Apr 2021
This was very informative the videos were excellent as were the lectures .I have gained a greater knowledge of the causes of pulmonary embolus and it’s treatment.
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Natalie McComas
14 Dec 2021
Great straight to the point
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Maryanne Deppeler
15 Sep 2021
Great refresher, thanks.
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Marlene Diaz
21 Apr 2021
Very informative and concise.
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30 Apr 2021
Clear concise and very informative
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14 Sep 2021
Great resource
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Bronwyn Meredith
27 Jul 2021
This was a great resource going into depth and proving highly educational.
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Shama Dhungana
30 Apr 2021
Very informative topic.
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Mary Fletcher
14 Sep 2021
Excellent overview of these two conditions. It also provides up to date treatments of both which is essential for any Nurse to know and understand.
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Jackie Jehoda
26 May 2022
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This was a good reminder, but also learned from the information provided in the videos - a very good instructor.
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