Venous Thromboembolism

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CPD48m of CPD
First Published
Updated24 February 2022
Expires 27 February 2023
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

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!

  • How does the blood clot?
  • What physical signs may indicate a DVT or PE?
  • What comes after the assessment?
  • What are common interventions for the treatment and management of VTE?

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.


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.

Learning Outcomes
  • Receive the best, evidence-based information on preventing the risks of DVT/PE.
  • Assess and initiate appropriate treatment when signs and symptoms of clot pathology manifest in someone in your care.
  • Apply in-depth knowledge of the clotting cascade to support best-practice use of anticoagulant medicines and reduce the likelihood of unwanted effects.
Target Audience

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


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CPD48m of CPD
First Published
Updated24 February 2022
27 February 2023
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
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