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Cover image for lecture: Recognising a Clot - Signs and Symptoms

Lecture Overview

Blood clots are a serious, potentially life-threatening clinical condition that must be immediately recognised and assessed if patient outcomes are to be satisfactory. Although there is a widespread awareness of the risk that blood clots may develop, this may not translate to being familiar with their exact signs and symptoms. This session will go back to basics to help you understand how to perform a detailed assessment for DVT and PE so that you can immediately recognise if should they develop.


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Joanne Reading Visit

Joanne Reading is a clinical educator within the 42 bed ICU at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, which also services critically ill patients from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and the Royal Women’s Hospital. Joanne holds a critical care graduate certificate and a master of health science with a focus on education. She is also the author of her own nursing education website called “Blogging for your Noggin”. With a special interest in all things cardiac and respiratory. Joanne is passionate about ensuring that education not only fosters critical thinking but is entertaining in the process!


92 Total Rating(s)
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Melissa kendon
03 Jul 2019

This was a very good presentation but the same as others have stated it would be useful to see what the teacher is pointing at

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Ruth Curtis
28 Jun 2019

This Educator is excellent and the presentation was very clear (verbally) but what a pity that very few slides of her notes were shown and when she pointed to the images, her pointer did not show up.

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Lindy Marie
08 Jun 2019

Very well presented. Could have shown the screen more when presenter was explaining things like the CTPA image and venographic image.

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Jade Dwyer
29 May 2019

well detailed

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Michael Lindsay
25 May 2019

Excellent lecture and well presented.

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Debbie turley
09 May 2019

Great lecture and i now have a better understanding

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Robyn Lesley Reid
30 Apr 2019

Comprehensive and easily understandable.

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anna richards
26 Apr 2019

Ok snapshot but felt a better overall presentation would help, diagrams/ visual aids would help.

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Jacqueline Vohland
18 Apr 2019

lecture that discussed different types of clots - DVT and PE. Sign and Symptoms Diagnosis Management

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rita Edbrooke
14 Mar 2019

Presented in a clear and concise manner. Very informative.

CPD33m of CPD
Total Rating(s)  92
Published11 January 2018
Expires12 November 2020
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