Details
CPD45m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)274
First Published18 December 2018
Updated06 March 2019
Expires18 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

  • 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?

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 widespread awareness of the risk that blood clots may develop, this may not actually translate to being familiar with the exact signs and symptoms.

Purpose

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

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.

Target Audience

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

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

Portrait of Tracy Edwards
Tracy Edwards

Tracy Edwards is a Nurse Practitioner who works in the emergency department at Modbury Public Hospital in South Australia. In this role, she works in a “see and treat” model of care. She 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.

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The Ausmed Education Learning Centre is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Provider number is P0342.

Details
CPD45m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)274
First Published18 December 2018
Updated06 March 2019
Expires18 December 2021
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Clinical Assessment
Blood
Cardiovascular
Emergency
Learning Tools
Content Integrity

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4.5

274 Total Rating(s)

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Dionisios Gouskos
20 Aug 2019

Good presentation

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Natalie Barnes
17 Aug 2019

Great content.

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Tara Kearns-gourlay
01 Aug 2019

Very insightful and easy to follow.

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Lisha Kappen
26 Jul 2019

good

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Linda Silva Renouf
15 Jul 2019

Good content

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Gabriella Nessel
15 Jul 2019

The course was well set out and easy to understand and follow. I liked the quiz sections and the recaps on the learning outcomes based on individual scenarios.

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Elisabeth Lemsing
08 Jul 2019

very informative and educational. Easy to follow

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David Stone
04 Jul 2019

Interesting and valuable module.

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Alison Martin
29 Jun 2019

This is relevant to my clinical practice advising our customers who travel. It's a great resource for me to use in my work practice.

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KATHLEEN ALLEN
25 Jun 2019

Well done concise.