1h 25m

Venous Thromboembolism

This Course will provide a comprehensive overview of the pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of venous thromboembolism in accordance with national guidelines.

29 Nov 2015

Learning Outcomes

Explain

Explain the role of nurses in identifying a VTE

Describe

Describe the aetiology and pathophysiology of a VTE in detail

Describe

Describe the appropriate nursing actions to prevent, identify and manage a VTE

Educator

Comments

informative -- 15 Mar 2018
Informative -- 12 Jan 2018

Course Overview

Topics include:

  • The aetiology and epidemiology of VTEs
  • Pathophysiology
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Pulmonary embolism (PE)
  • Prophylaxis
  • Nursing assessment and management
  • Patient education

Target audience

All healthcare professionals, but especially those practicing in the following fields: community, general practice, accident and emergency care.

Purpose

To enhance knowledge about the prevention and care of a person at risk of developing venous thromboembolism (VTE).

Need

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.