The Management of Venous Thromboembolism and Other Clotting Disorders - CMEZ60288

The Management of Venous Thromboembolism and Other Clotting Disorders

by Kawshik Chowdhury, RPh, PhD
(4.5 / 13 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (2.00 Credits)
Physician (2.00 Credits)

Price: $24.00
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Hypercoagulability disorder is a highly prevalent clinical condition characterized by abnormal blood coagulation, which leads to thrombosis inside the blood vessels. The most common clinical manifestations are deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE); both are types of venous thromboembolism (VTE). DVT may result from the formation of blood clots in the peripheral vascular bed. PE is a life-threatening condition caused by blockage in major pulmonary vessels that rapidly progresses to cardiogenic shock, circulatory failure, and death. VTE can also occur in other sites, including the veins in the brain, kidneys, liver, mesenteric circulation, arms, and legs. The challenge in managing hypercoagulability disorders is due to the clinical variability of the disease etiology and numerous possible sites of blockage balanced against treatment objectives, outcomes, and cost. 


The goal of this continuing education program is to outline various aspects of hypercoagulability disorders, with a primary focus on venous thromboembolism (VTE). After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify risk factors and symptoms associated with hypercoagulability disorders, including deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
  • Describe the tests and tools available to assess the risk of developing a blood clot
  • Review how evidence-based guidelines for the prevention and treatment of VTE can be used by the healthcare team
  • Analyze treatment modalities and identify goals of therapy in the management of VTE and how various members of the healthcare team can contribute to the care process
  • Review key patient education points that the healthcare team should emphasize regarding the symptoms of thrombosis, outcomes of pharmacotherapy, lifestyle interventions, etc.
  • Discuss challenges encountered with patient adherence to anticoagulant therapy

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including pharmacists, dietitians, nurses, and physicians.
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OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and Florida Physician Assistants (provider # 50-1489).
Physician Continuing Education Credit
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hours dedicated to pharmacology: 1.5 contact hours
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 8/7/2019
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/7/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 8/7/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Gianna S - Hood River, OR  ·  Dec 06, 2019
I needed an update. Thank you
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Hyojin L - houston, TX  ·  Oct 12, 2019
great tool for learning
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Rebecca P - Palm Springs, CA  ·  Sep 15, 2019
Not enough content for test
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Julio N - miami, FL  ·  Aug 25, 2019
confusing presentation of the subject matter
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this module is very informative.
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