Details
CPD45m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)265
Published18 December 2018
Updated06 March 2019
Reviewed11 December 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

Could you recognise the signs that a person may be experiencing a DVT? Are you confident that your assessment skills would identify a PE? Begin this Course to refresh your existing knowledge of VTE. Includes:

Topics

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

Need

Venous thromboembolism is 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 actually translate to being familiar with the exact signs and symptoms.

Purpose

The purpose of this Course is to provide nurses with education relating to venous thromboembolism in order to assist in the prevention of disability and premature death.

Learning Outcomes

  • People in your care who are at risk of DVT/PE will receive correct evidence-based information about prevention.
  • A person in your care, who manifests signs and symptoms of clot pathology with be rapidly assessed and appropriate treatment initiated.
  • More in-depth knowledge of the clotting cascade will support the best-practice use of anticoagulant medicines and reduce the likelihood of unwanted effects.
  • Correlate treatment and management principles to clinical practice to improve patient outcomes.

Target Audience

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

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Educator

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Tracy Edwards

Tracy Edwards is a Nurse Practitioner who works in the emergency department at Modbury Public Hospital in South Australia. In this role, she works in a “see and treat” model of care. She also works with the rapid assessment team, where she is required to fulfil both clinical and educational duties. Tracy has experience as a practice nurse and has held other management positions, including acting quality and clinical risk manager. Tracy is particularly interested in vascular health and has run several extra vocational programs focused on the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Tracy was a finalist in the "future leader" category for the South Australian Nursing and Midwifery Awards 2011 and won a South Australian Premiers Travelling Scholarship in 2011/12.

Details
CPD45m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)265
Published18 December 2018
Updated06 March 2019
Reviewed11 December 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Clinical Assessment
Blood
Cardiovascular
Emergency
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4.5

265 Total Rating(s)

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KATHLEEN ALLEN
25 Jun 2019

Well done concise.

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Mellisa Smith
25 Jun 2019

Great education session, I have learnt so much about venous thromboemolism and feel that I have gained some confidence with this learning. Thanks

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Wing Yin Patty Lau
20 Jun 2019

This course is very useful

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Patricia Ajun
12 Jun 2019

Very informative and easy to follow. Great resources.

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georgina stephenson
11 Jun 2019

Loved it!!!

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elizabeth Pelly
10 Jun 2019

Informative and easy to follow

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Jacqui Crossley
09 Jun 2019

Very well presented and easily to follow :)

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Angharad Wyn jones
08 Jun 2019

It was a good course.

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Patricia Passaris
31 May 2019

Great presentation....thank you.

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Mrs catherine Mcdowell
31 May 2019

Good interesting course