Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) is a condition in which blood clots form, most likely occurring in the deep veins of the leg, arm, or groin, otherwise known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT) circulating to the lungs, known as pulmonary embolism (PE). It is imperative that a VTE Risk Assessment is used to determine risk factors and to assess the patient’s prophylaxis needs prior to major surgery. In this course, you will be educated on the process of administering VTE Risk Assessments as well as prophylaxis options should your patient need them.
After viewing this course, the participant should be able to:
- Complete a VTE Risk Assessment for patients undergoing major surgery
- Educate patients about the risk factor, signs, and symptoms of VTE
- Utilize risk reduction strategies
- Patient appropriate prophylaxis methods should be administered
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Content in this course was provided by Loren Schechter, MD and reviewed by William Wooden, MD.
AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM: 0.75
Patient Safety Credit: 0.75
Media: eLearning, PDF material
Release Date: 2/18/2021
Expiration Date: 2/17/2024
Estimated time to complete this course: 45 minutes
Directly provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS®)
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The ASPS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Of the 0.75 credit, 0.75 credit is designated as applicable to patient safety.
This educational activity is intended for plastic surgery practitioners, residents, and other healthcare professionals interested in translating expanded knowledge into practice for the improvement of patient outcomes in plastic and reconstructive surgery.Disclosures
None of the participants have any relevant financial relationships or affiliations to disclose.
All ASPS staff members managing this activity have no relevant financial relationships or affiliations to disclose. All identified conflicts of interest have been resolved and the educational content thoroughly vetted by ASPS for fair balance, scientific objectivity, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. The ASPS also requires faculty/authors to disclose when off-label/unapproved uses of a product are discussed in a CME activity or included in related materials.
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