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VTE Prevention

VTE Prevention

VTE Prevention

Erika Probst, RNC, MSN, CLNC
Erika Probst, RNC, MSN, CLNC
on behalf of Medline University

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Launch date: 14 Sep 2017
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Last updated: 23 Aug 2018

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Description

Venous thrombolytic events, or VTEs, which include deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, and pulmonary emboli, or PE, are recognized as the most preventable cause of death of hospitalized patients or those who have been recently hospitalized. (McCaffrey & Blum, 2009) It is estimated that 900,000- 2.5 million people are diagnosed with a DVT each year with mortality for lower extremity DVT ranging from 13-21% and mortality for PE being as high as 25%. Approximately 10-25% of hospital deaths are attributed to VTE. Joint Commission Core Measure Set STK-1 is related to VTEs and recommends following specific algorithms. This makes VTE prevention a significant aspect of patient care. It is necessary for healthcare personnel to understand the implications of VTE to ensure best practice is followed for both the prevention and treatment of VTE. This course will provide the most up-to-date information on VTE including the pathophysiology of VTE formation, risk factors for developing VTE, diagnosis, treatment, prophylaxis and contraindications to treatment or prophylaxis.

Objectives

Learning Objectives:
1. Gain understanding thrombus formation
2. Identify 5 risks for developing thrombus
3. Identify 4 signs/symptoms of DVT
4. Identify 3 signs/symptoms of PE
5. Better understand VTE prophylaxis/treatment
6. Better understand VTE prophylaxis/treatment contraindications
7. Better understand VTE prophylaxis complications
8. Gain understanding of VTE risk after patient discharge
Erika Probst, RNC, MSN, CLNC

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Erika Probst, RNC, MSN, CLNC
on behalf of Medline University

Erika Probst, RNC, MSN, CLNC is the owner of Bracken Probst & Associates, LLC, an independent consulting firm that assists with reviewing medical related cases. She received her BSN from The University of Portland and her MSN focusing on nursing education from Walden University. She has been a maternity nurse for over 15 years where she assisted with the leadership of her department as a charge nurse for over 8 years and has her certification as a Mother-Baby nurse through the National Certification Corporation. She helped found the Nursing Research Council (NRC) at Providence St Vincent Medical Center, a facility that recently earned its fourth Magnet designation. She chaired the NRC for 8 years and assisted with multiple conferences, presentations, and research projects.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
  • 1.00 Hours
  • Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Hours -
    Exam Pass Rate: 70

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