Tailoring Treatment for VTE

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Take a closer look at VTE management in general practice by delving deeper into the preventable and treatable nature of this condition.

Learn more about specific risk factors that influence treatment decisions, as well as appropriate non-pharmacological and pharmacological management strategies for specific patient groups.

This module includes expert video commentary and practical case studies provided by Prof Christopher Ward, clinical haematologist at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney.

After completing this module, general practitioners will be able to:

  • Define VTE and improve awareness of the impact and preventable/treatable nature of VTE in Australia.
  • Identify signs and symptoms of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) and subsequent diagnosis.
  • Discuss patient-specific risk factors and assessments post DVT diagnosis – unprovoked/provoked DVT; bleeding risk factors etc.
  • Update knowledge on appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options for specific patient groups.
  • Provide appropriate patient-engagement education and management to reduce the risk of clot recurrence and secondary complications.

Practitioners will be accredited with the RACGP for 2 Category 2 points, and ACRRM for 1 core point.

Please click here to start the course