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.


Joanne Reading

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!




71 Total Rating(s)

Well presented and easy to understand.

Karen Donohoe
17 Jan 2019

beneficial and was easy to understand

Lucy Soto
23 Nov 2018

The only negative I have is that when the presenter is using the pointer on the PowerPoint you cannot see it on the presentation. Otherwise excellent

Michelle Cole
10 Nov 2018

She's an excellent communicator

Wendy Boehringer
11 Sep 2018

well presented relevant info

Katherine Louise Koenig
02 Jun 2018

Great session

Wilma Barnes
29 May 2018


Hellene Heron
27 May 2018

Good review of knowledge plus I learnt some wonderful new skills to help in recognizing the need for urgent care/ management

Michelle Cashman
21 May 2018

An excellent lecture which clarifies sins and symptoms of bothDVT’s and PE’s, runs through the different possible investigations for diagnosis and also the management of these conditions

Mary Rothery
20 May 2018

The educator is engaging .

Jocelyn Mellors
16 May 2018

Fantastic presentation

Jenny Mattes
16 May 2018

Excellent lecture but would have liked to have seen all the slides that she pointed out to the class.

Joan Lorraine Bull
11 May 2018


Julie Doidge
04 May 2018

Very informative

Susan Mitchell
01 May 2018


Fleur Harlock
30 Apr 2018

Great video

Janelle McIntosh
30 Apr 2018

A great refresher...

Cathleen Carey
29 Apr 2018

Excellent presentation

Devika Nandanimala
26 Apr 2018


Stewart morris
26 Apr 2018


Paola Janine Elizabette Maagad Arandil
24 Apr 2018

Very informative.

Kerry Todero
24 Apr 2018

Excellent information

Marie-Therese Shields
23 Apr 2018

Well presented

Edmond Thaw
22 Apr 2018

It is recommended for nurses, especially new comers, which helps recognise the symptoms and signs of blood clotting and therefore save time to prevent deterioration and complication.

Zhimin Zhang
22 Apr 2018

Very informative and great knowledge learnt

Nicole Ferreira
22 Apr 2018

Excellent presentation

Janet Rasmus
17 Apr 2018

Well presented.

Deanne Gradon
16 Apr 2018


cheuk yi fung
15 Apr 2018

very informative activity

Simon Elmaleh
14 Apr 2018

Well presented session. Would like to be able to see the screen when Joanne talked about different things and refered to the screen.

Wendy Nicol
13 Apr 2018

Well presented

Christine E Fletcher
09 Apr 2018

This session was great !

Cheryl Algie
09 Apr 2018

I find this presenter is easy to understand and enjoy her lectures

Susan Dwyer
07 Apr 2018

Different to what I expected. It would have been helpful to see more of the screen when points were discussed.

Karen George
07 Apr 2018

So clearly explained and enjoyable to learn from. Noted that the screens used were not displayed fully to see the complete area pointed to or high lighted .

Cherie Martin
06 Apr 2018


Danielle Potter
06 Apr 2018


Edwina Harleyson
05 Apr 2018

Topics covered was relevant but when explaining with X-ray was not very clear for online viewers. Display Visual changes in ECG would be more helpful. Overall was good

polmar dayal
04 Apr 2018

information was well presented in a concise manner.

Karen Saunders
04 Apr 2018

Alot of valid information

Bianca Bennelli
04 Apr 2018


Soumyamol Binesh
04 Apr 2018

easy to understand very informative

Aloma Anderson
03 Apr 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed

Theresa Diane Johnson
03 Apr 2018

Very informative excellent presentation

Cheryl Tapsell
03 Apr 2018

Very informative

Jyotsna Pradhan
03 Apr 2018

Excellent education presentation. So much so that I will be checking out Joanne's website "Blogging for your Noggin". As an Endorsed Enrolled Nurse myself I am passionate about education. I have commenced a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment to enable me to educate Assistant Nurses.

Cathy Cain
03 Apr 2018

It is just the perfect timing to have this presentation to support my current practice. Thank you!

Jenna He
31 Mar 2018

The educator had a sound knowledge base

Deborah Truskett
31 Mar 2018

Thank you very good lecture.

Kriebel felicja
30 Mar 2018

This educator is so clear and puts sometimes complex information in a basic way to make it easy to understand and remember. I couldn't listen to her all day !

Ellen McLean
29 Mar 2018

Love this lecturer

Marie-Louise Oegema
29 Mar 2018

Good presentation and very informative

Wadzana Nollie HWATA
26 Mar 2018

very good presetation

Lei Zhang
26 Mar 2018

Very informative

Steven Walker
24 Mar 2018

Very informative. However, it would be great if we could see all the slides during the presentation.

Eurah Apor
21 Mar 2018

Excellent presentation

Moira Munro
13 Mar 2018

Great education and lovely and knowledgeable lecturer who made it interesting.

Vanessa Rudman
12 Mar 2018

Great information with good delivery. The inability to see all the powerpoint slides and what she was pointing to inhibited my learning slightly.

Emily Shrapnel
06 Mar 2018

Precise and well presented

mary susan delos reyes
06 Mar 2018


Juliet Melano
01 Mar 2018

I felt the educator was knowledgeable and engaged the audience

Jacqueline Curran
01 Mar 2018

Very interesting and helpful for recognizing symptoms of DVT.

Jeanie Kay Buchanan
26 Feb 2018

Very helpful information

Rhonda Graham
25 Feb 2018


25 Feb 2018

Informative and easy to listen to

Maureen Huggins
23 Feb 2018

A great and informative lecture made easy for me to understand. It is a current issue with a family member. I feel more confident in dealing with post operative treatment and have a better understanding of the tests

Gillian Hoskins
18 Feb 2018

Vey informative and enthusiastic session it was.

Renu Renu
07 Feb 2018

Engaging and informative lecture that's relevant to both nurses and midwives.

Sarah Niven
06 Feb 2018

very informative and helped me understand the underlying causes of clots and prevention in patients at risk.

Caroline Jenkins
02 Feb 2018

Very engaging and informative. Gifted presenter

Amanda Jane Schmidt
02 Feb 2018

A great overview for investigations

Kathleen Howe
29 Jan 2018

Great resource, very informative

Julieanne Gray
29 Jan 2018

Excellent presentation, generally easy to follow.

Julieanne Gray
29 Jan 2018

Gain more knowledge and understanding

Riza Magnaye
25 Jan 2018

very interesting talk, her talk flows making it interesting and easy to follow.thanks

Robyn Vanessa Procter
24 Jan 2018

Very professional and interesting

Annabelle Gottschald
24 Jan 2018

Very easy to understand and very applicable to clinical practice

Bronwyn Hayes
24 Jan 2018


Peita emson
23 Jan 2018

Very informative and engaging

Vanessa Smith
22 Jan 2018

Excellent lecture.

Angela Faulkner
22 Jan 2018

Informative lecture. Would’ve been good to see the imaging.

Stacey harney
17 Jan 2018

It was a good presentation with clear information.

Jenny ball
17 Jan 2018

Well done

Annabelle Gottschald
16 Jan 2018

Good learning tool. I agree that the imaging could be visible on line to enhance this presentation

Louise Alison Barker
14 Jan 2018