It's Tax Time & Education May be Tax deductible - Subscribe to Ausmed Now
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 the role of nurses in identifying a VTE


Describe the aetiology and pathophysiology of a VTE in detail


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



A very informative and useful course :) -- 31 May 2018
very informative -- 29 May 2018
I found this presentation on DVTs very interesting and feel it feel help me with prevention of DVTs. -- 29 May 2018
Very informative -- 28 May 2018
This is a very good topic ,it has lot of information that is useful for all Nurses,l enjoyed the topic. -- 25 May 2018
good info -- 22 May 2018
The first quiz question should have been marked Test question as I thought I had missed something! -- 20 May 2018
Great resource especially with review of clotting cascade and categories of risk -- 20 May 2018
Informative and great topic -- 14 May 2018
Good learning -- 10 May 2018
Informative course. -- 07 May 2018
good -- 24 Apr 2018
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.


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


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.